sarcasm

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  • (noun): A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.
  • (noun): A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.
  • (noun): The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1.

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  • (noun): witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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Sarcasm is \"a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt\". Sarcasm may employ ambivalence, although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic. Most noticeable in spoken word, sarcasm is mainly distinguished by the inflection with which it is spoken and is largely context-dependent.

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  • avengers63, you forgot to use [sarcasm][\sarcasm].

  • The word sarcasm comes from a Greek word that means "to tear flesh".

  • The word sarcasm is from a Greek word that means "to tear flesh".

  • Mr. Smith says that for the future he will give up what he calls sarcasm, and confine himself, "as far as possible," to what he calls dry reasoning from incontrovertible premises.

  • "If you'd ever heard the term sarcasm, my dear, I should think you were slipping something over on me.

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