Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expressing or marked by sarcasm.
  • adjective Given to using sarcasm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by sarcasm; bitterly cutting; scornfully severe; taunting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Expressing, or expressed by, sarcasm; characterized by, or of the nature of, sarcasm; given to the use of sarcasm; bitterly satirical; scornfully severe; taunting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Containing sarcasm.
  • adjective of a person Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sarc(asm) + -astic (as in enthusiastic).]

Examples

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