- 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.
Origin of sarcastic
Synonyms for sarcastic
Examples from the Web for sarcastical
Historical Examples of sarcastical
That is not only an invidious, but a sarcastical and barbarous Expression.
When company came to Castlewood, he entertained them handsomely, and was of a very pleasant, sarcastical turn.The Virginians
William Makepeace Thackeray
"Don't do anything you'd be sorry for," he parroted, sarcastical, the young man's recent admonition to the captain.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The squire said something of Government to my aunt Dorothy, with sarcastical emphasis.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
He accompanied this with so sarcastical a laugh, that Mrs Western could bear no longer.The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- characterized by sarcasm
- given to the use of sarcasm
Word Origin and History for sarcastical
1690s, from sarcasm, perhaps on the model of enthusiastic. Related: Sarcastical (1640s); sarcastically.