sarcastic
adjective Date: 1695 1. having the character of sarcasm <
sarcastic criticism
>
2. given to the use of sarcasm ; caustic <
a sarcastic critic
>
sarcastically adverb Synonyms: sarcastic, satiric, ironic, sardonic mean marked by bitterness and a power or will to cut or sting. sarcastic implies an intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing <
a critic known for his sarcastic remarks
>
. satiric implies that the intent of the ridiculing is censure and reprobation <
a satiric look at contemporary society
>
. ironic implies an attempt to be amusing or provocative by saying usually the opposite of what is meant <
made the ironic observation that the government could always be trusted
>
. sardonic implies scorn, mockery, or derision that is manifested by either verbal or facial expression <
surveyed the scene with a sardonic smile
>
.

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