sarcasm

  • 1Sarcasm — 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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  • 2sarcasm — 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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  • 3Sarcasm — 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

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

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  • 5sarcasm — 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… …

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  • 6sarcasm — 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

  • 7sarcasm — [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,… …

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

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  • 9sarcasm — [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… …

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

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  • 11sarcasm — 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… …

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  • 12sarcasm — [[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… …

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  • 13sarcasm — 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

  • 14sarcasm — 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… …

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

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  • 16sarcasm — 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