of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm: a sarcastic reply.
using or given to the use of sarcasm: His business failures made him sarcastic about other people's ventures.
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- Sometimes sar·cas·ti·cal .
- sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- sar·cas·tic·ness, sar·cas·ti·cal·ness, noun
- qua·si-sar·cas·tic, adjective
- qua·si-sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- su·per·sar·cas·tic, adjective
- su·per·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- un·sar·cas·tic, adjective
- un·sar·cas·ti·cal, adjective
- un·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use sarcastic in a sentence
Stewart is a polarizing figure, and one whose cranky, sarcastic grandstanding worked much better with his original, Gen X audience than it does today.The Problem With Jon Stewart Could Be Great, If It Ever Catches Up to the Present | Judy Berman | September 30, 2021 | Time
Fox News host Tucker Carlson regularly uses the word in sarcastic scare quotes.
Gen Z, for example, famously channeled their frustration with the generation they hold responsible for issues like climate change and wealth inequality into the simple, sarcastic meme “OK boomer.”Older people are the one group egalitarians discriminate against | Sarah Todd | April 22, 2021 | Quartz
Sometimes I say something sarcastic and I want to see your guys’ reaction and I can’t and some people might take it the wrong way.Ron Rivera tries to keep Washington focused amid increasing coronavirus disruptions | Nicki Jhabvala | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
It’s nothing they can’t fix with an episode or two apart and a heartfelt apology, but it’s the first time we ever see Rory sulking like an angry teenager and Lorelai going sarcastic and cutting.
He reminds me a lot of my own brothers who are funny, smart, and sarcastic dudes.Carrie Coon on ‘The Leftovers,’ That Wild Finale, Her Apocalyptic Visions, and ‘Gone Girl’ | Marlow Stern | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hoffman plays Jon Savage, the sarcastic and pessimistic brother (and confidant) to his sister, Wendy.Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Best Performances: ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Capote,’ and More | Marlow Stern | February 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The threads attached are short, the comments sarcastic, mostly wondering whether he actually died.More Shocking Than Online Suicides Are the Crowds Who Clamor to Watch | Caitlin Dickson | December 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The acting is top-notch, and Parsons has won a pair of Emmys for his turn as the witty, sarcastic Sheldon.Is Life Without CBS Really So Bad for Time Warner Customers? | Marlow Stern | August 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And Downey is at his sarcastic, vulnerable, and megalomaniacal best in Iron Man 3.‘Iron Man 3,’ Starring Robert Downey Jr., Is Loud, Quippy, Ridiculous Fun | Marlow Stern | May 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Soon after they parted, with a sarcastic laugh from the Spaniard, and Ma'amselle mingled with the crowd.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
If he had only been himself I should have had nothing more to desire, but he was in one of his bitter, sarcastic moods.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
This, added to Woolf's sarcastic manner of speech, roused Trevithick's anger.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
He obtained some success with the ladies by his sarcastic pleasantries in the fashion of the eighteenth century.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Lechmere grimly expressed his thanks, though the sarcastic force of the words and the wink were not lost on him.The Weight of the Crown | Fred M. White
British Dictionary definitions for sarcastic
characterized by sarcasm
given to the use of sarcasm
- sarcastically, adverb
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