Search Result for "sarcasm":
1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn;
- Example: "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"
- Example: "irony is wasted on the stupid"
- Example: "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
[syn: sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remark]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sarcasm \Sar"casm\, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest. [1913 Webster] The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our art to be a matter of inspiration. --Sir J. Reynolds. [1913 Webster] Syn: Satire; irony; ridicule; taunt; gibe. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
sarcasm n 1: 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 [syn: sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remark]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "sarcasm": Atticism, acerbity, acridity, acridness, acrimony, agile wit, asperity, bitterness, black humor, burlesque, caricature, causticity, comedy, contumely, corrosiveness, cynicism, derision, disdain, dry wit, esprit, farce, gibe, harshness, humor, innuendo, invective, irony, jest, lampoon, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, mockery, nimble wit, parody, pleasantry, poison, poisonousness, pretty wit, quick wit, raillery, rancor, ready wit, repartee, ridicule, salt, satire, satiric wit, savor of wit, scorn, sharpness, slapstick, slapstick humor, sneering, spite, spitefulness, squib, subtle wit, travesty, venom, venomousness, virulence, visual humor, wit