sarcastic

[ sahr-kas-tik ]
/ sɑrˈkæs tɪk /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. sarawak,
  2. sarazen,
  3. sarazen, gene,
  4. sarc-,
  5. sarcasm,
  6. sarcastic fringehead,
  7. sarcenet,
  8. sarcina,
  9. sarco-,
  10. sarcoadenoma

Sometimes sar·cas·ti·cal.

Origin of sarcastic

1685–95; sarc(asm) + -astic

SYNONYMS FOR sarcastic
Related forms

Synonym study

2. See cynical.

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British Dictionary definitions for unsarcastically

sarcastic

/ (sɑːˈkæstɪk) /

adjective

characterized by sarcasm
given to the use of sarcasm
Derived Formssarcastically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unsarcastically

sarcastic

adj.

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

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