sarcasm

  • 1 Sarcasm — is stating the opposite of an intended meaning especially in order to sneeringly, slyly, jest or mock a person, situation or thing. It is strongly associated with irony, with some definitions classifying it as a type of verbal irony intended to… …

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  • 2 sarcasm — SARCÁSM, sarcasme, s.n. 1. Ironie aspră, usturătoare; batjocură necruţătoare. 2. Vorbă, frază, expresie sarcastică. – Din fr. sarcasme, lat. sarcasmus. Trimis de andreeadima, 16.03.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  SARCÁSM s. (livr.) acrimonie, (fig.)… …

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  • 3 Sarcasm — Sar casm, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo s, from sarka zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa rx, sa rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 sarcasm — index diatribe, irony, ridicule Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 sarcasm — 1570s, from L.L. sarcasmos, from Gk. sarkasmos a sneer, jest, taunt, mockery, from sarkazein to speak bitterly, sneer, lit. to strip off the flesh, from sarx (gen. sarkos) flesh, prop. piece of meat, from PIE root *twerk to cut (Cf. Avestan… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 sarcasm — satire, irony, *wit, humor, repartee Analogous words: incisiveness, trenchancy, bitingness, cuttingness (see corresponding adjectives at INCISIVE): mockery, taunting, derision (see corresponding verbs at RIDICULE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 sarcasm — [n] mocking remark acrimony, aspersion, banter, bitterness, burlesque, causticness, censure, comeback, contempt, corrosiveness, criticism, cut*, cynicism, derision, dig*, disparagement, flouting, invective, irony, lampooning, mockery, mordancy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 sarcasm — ► NOUN ▪ the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. ORIGIN Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein tear flesh , later gnash the teeth, speak bitterly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 sarcasm — [sär′kaz΄əm] n. [LL sarcasmos < Gr sarkasmos < sarkazein, to tear flesh like dogs, speak bitterly < sarx (gen. sarkos), flesh < IE base * twerk , to cut > Avestan thwarəs , to cut, whittle] 1. a taunting, sneering, cutting, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 sarcasm — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ biting, bitter, heavy ▪ obvious ▪ dry (esp. AmE) ▪ I love him for his cutting wit and dry sarcasm. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 sarcasm — n. 1) biting, devastating, keen, piercing, scathing, withering; mild sarcasm 2) sarcasm about 3) (misc.) dripping with sarcasm (her remarks were dripping with sarcasm) * * * [ sɑːkæz(ə)m] devastating keen mild sarcasm piercing scathing withering… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 sarcasm — [[t]sɑ͟ː(r)kæzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Sarcasm is speech or writing which actually means the opposite of what it seems to say. Sarcasm is usually intended to mock or insult someone. I hope I didn t get you out of your shower, Philpott said with thinly… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 sarcasm — sar|cas|m [ˈsa:kæzəm US ˈsa:r ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: sarcasme, from Late Latin, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite your lip angrily, sneer , from sarx flesh ] a way of speaking or writing that involves… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sarcasm — noun Etymology: French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark , sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwarəs to cut Date: 1550 1. a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 sarcasm — See irony, satire, sarcasm See sarcasm, satire …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 sarcasm — noun (U) a way of speaking or writing that involves saying the opposite of what you really mean in order to make an unkind joke or to show that you are annoyed: heavy scarcasm (=very clear sarcasm): She was an hour late. “Good of you to arrive on …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 sarcasm — noun /ˈsɑːkæzəm/ a) A form of humor that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over emphasis. Insincerely saying something which is the opposite of ones intended meaning, often to emphasize how unbelievable or… …

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  • 18 sarcasm — sar|casm [ sar,kæzəm ] noun uncount the activity of saying or writing the opposite of what you mean, or speaking in a way intended to make someone else feel stupid or show them that you are angry: Fascinating, said Sheila, her voice heavy with… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 sarcasm — noun well, it s easy to see that she got her biting sarcasm from her mother Syn: derision, mockery, ridicule, scorn, sneering, scoffing; irony; cynicism See note at wit …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 sarcasm — UK [ˈsɑː(r)kæz(ə)m] / US [ˈsɑrˌkæzəm] noun [uncountable] the activity of saying or writing the opposite of what you mean, or of speaking in a way intended to make someone else feel stupid or show them that you are angry Fascinating, said Sheila,… …

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