Definition of Sarcasm

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"




Definition of Sarcasm

1. n. A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.

Definition of Sarcasm

1. Noun. A form of humor that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over-emphasis. Insincerely saying something which is the opposite of one's intended meaning, often to emphasize how unbelievable or unlikely it sounds if taken literally, thereby illustrating the obvious nature of one's intended meaning. ¹

2. Noun. An act of sarcasm. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sarcasm

1. a sharply mocking or contemptuous remark [n -S]

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Literary usage of Sarcasm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"Really powerful sarcasm. sarcasm must come from earnest feeling ; and Lysias, though intellectual acuteness gave him command of irony, was weak in sarcasm ..."

2. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1874)
"sarcasm of Stevens. — Treasonable utterances of Garrette and Lamar. — " Overt Act." — Threats of De Jarnette, ... sarcasm of Hale, and its sad significance. ..."

3. A Diplomatist's Wife in Many Lands by Hugh Fraser (1910)
"CHAPTER I FAMILY HISTORY History of my Parents and People — A sarcasm of ... ON the 21st of March,, my father was born, in New England — a sarcasm of ..."

4. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"Wit Beautiful—Humor Picturesque, Wit Brilliant—Humor Simple, Wit Striking—The Ridiculous, as non-Pleasurable Play in Caricature—In Satire—In sarcasm—Similar ..."

5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"O, if our Edward knew the change, How would his busy satire range, With many a sarcasm varied still 730 That withered in the wintry hour, Born but of vanity ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nature 100:28 S 13 '17 sarcasm 484 N 16 '16 Sardines Danger in edge tools. E: Hyatt. J Educ 84: Sadler. Am J Pub Health 8:216-20 Mr '18 Sargent, ..."

7. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"Really powerful sarcasm. sarcasm must come from earnest feeling ; and Lysias, though intellectual acuteness gave him command of irony, was weak in sarcasm ..."

8. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1874)
"sarcasm of Stevens. — Treasonable utterances of Garrette and Lamar. — " Overt Act." — Threats of De Jarnette, ... sarcasm of Hale, and its sad significance. ..."

9. A Diplomatist's Wife in Many Lands by Hugh Fraser (1910)
"CHAPTER I FAMILY HISTORY History of my Parents and People — A sarcasm of ... ON the 21st of March,, my father was born, in New England — a sarcasm of ..."

10. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"Wit Beautiful—Humor Picturesque, Wit Brilliant—Humor Simple, Wit Striking—The Ridiculous, as non-Pleasurable Play in Caricature—In Satire—In sarcasm—Similar ..."

11. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"O, if our Edward knew the change, How would his busy satire range, With many a sarcasm varied still 730 That withered in the wintry hour, Born but of vanity ..."

12. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nature 100:28 S 13 '17 sarcasm 484 N 16 '16 Sardines Danger in edge tools. E: Hyatt. J Educ 84: Sadler. Am J Pub Health 8:216-20 Mr '18 Sargent, ..."

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