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See also: sarcàstic
- sarcastick (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /sɑːˈkæstɪk/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /sɑɹˈkæstɪk/
- Rhymes: -æstɪk
- Containing sarcasm.
- a sarcastic quip
- the teacher's sarcastic tone
- 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe; a Romance. […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), Edinburgh: […] Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], →OCLC:
- The unhappy Jew eyed their countenances and that of Front-de-Bœuf, in hope of discovering some symptoms of relenting; but that of the Baron exhibited the same cold, half-sullen, half-sarcastic smile which had been the prelude to his cruelty; […]
- 1850, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Machiavelli:
- The sarcastic bitterness of his conversation disgusted those who were more inclined to accuse his licentiousness than their own degeneracy, and who were unable to conceive the strength of those emotions which are concealed by the jests of the wretched, and by the follies of the wise.
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, chapter II, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented […], volume I, London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], →OCLC:
- In men’s clubs such celebrations were, though expiring, less uncommon; but either the natural shyness of the softer sex, or a sarcastic attitude on the part of male relatives, had denuded such women’s clubs as remained (if any other did) or this their glory and consummation.
- (of a person) Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.
Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm
- “sarcastic”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "sarcastic" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
- “sarcastic”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996)
Declension of sarcastic