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sarcasmmore about sarcasm


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  some  degree  of  scorn  or  contempt;  a  taunt;  a  gibe;  a 
  cutting  jest. 
  The  sarcasms  of  those  critics  who  imagine  our  art  to  be 
  a  matter  of  inspiration.  --Sir  J. 
  Syn:  Satire;  irony;  ridicule;  taunt;  gibe. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  witty  language  used  to  convey  insults  or  scorn;  "he  used 
  sarcasm  to  upset  his  opponent";  "irony  is  wasted  on  the 
  stupid"  [syn:  {irony},  {satire},  {caustic  remark}] 

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