sarcastic

[sahr-kas-tik]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm: a sarcastic reply.
  2. using or given to the use of sarcasm: His business failures made him sarcastic about other people's ventures.
Sometimes sar·cas·ti·cal.

Origin of sarcastic

1685–95; sarc(asm) + -astic
Related formssar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverbsar·cas·tic·ness, sar·cas·ti·cal·ness, nounqua·si-sar·cas·tic, adjectivequa·si-sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverbsu·per·sar·cas·tic, adjectivesu·per·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·sar·cas·tic, adjectiveun·sar·cas·ti·cal, adjectiveun·sar·cas·ti·cal·ly, adverb

Synonyms for sarcastic

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2. See cynical.
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British Dictionary definitions for sarcastical

sarcastic

adjective
  1. characterized by sarcasm
  2. given to the use of sarcasm
Derived Formssarcastically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sarcastical

sarcastic

adj.

1690s, from sarcasm, perhaps on the model of enthusiastic. Related: Sarcastical (1640s); sarcastically.

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