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From Late Latin sarcasmus, from Ancient Greek σαρκασμός (sarkasmós, “a sneer”), from σαρκάζειν (sarkázein, “gnash the teeth (in anger), literally, to strip off the flesh”), from σάρξ (sárx, “flesh”).
- (uncountable) The use of irony (saying the opposite of what is meant) to mock or convey contempt; in speech, often accompanied with deliberate signalling of the irony by using overemphasis and a sneering tone of voice.
- Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
- (countable) An act of sarcasm.