- 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
1685–95; sarc(asm) + -astic
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2. biting, cutting, mordant, bitter, derisive, ironic, sardonic.
2. See cynical.
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- characterized by sarcasm
- given to the use of sarcasm
Word Origin and History for unsarcastically
1690s, from sarcasm, perhaps on the model of enthusiastic. Related: Sarcastical (1640s); sarcastically.
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