Definition of Caustic remark
1. Noun. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn. "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"
Generic synonyms: Humor, Humour, Wit, Witticism, Wittiness
Attributes: Sarcastic, Unsarcastic
Derivative terms: Ironic, Ironical, Ironist, Sarcastic, Satiric, Satirical, Satirise, Satirist, Satirize
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Literary usage of Caustic remark
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1. Observations on the Attempted Application of Pantheistic Principles to the by William Hodge Mill (1861)
"... and (possibly without believing the whole of it, yet) made it the basis of his caustic remark on Herod's unnatural cruelty, or whether it was that the ..."
2. The Cornhill Magazine by George Smith (1865)
"Osborne reddened, and was on the point of letting fly some caustic remark on his father's dress at the present moment ; but he contented himself with saying ..."
3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1843)
"At length, called up by some caustic remark from the peppery gentleman, he looks his audience full in the bee, as a misjudged man might do, ..."