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Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine

Meaning of "sarcastic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SARCASTIC

sarcastic  [sɑːˈkæstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SARCASTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sarcastic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SARCASTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tongue-in-cheek

Tongue-in-cheek is a figure of speech used to imply that a statement or other production is humorously or otherwise not seriously intended, and it should not be taken at face value. The facial expression typically indicates that one is joking or making a mental effort. In the past, it may also have indicated contempt, but that is no longer common. By 1842, the phrase had acquired its contemporary meaning, indicating that a statement was not meant to be taken seriously. Early users of the phrase include Sir Walter Scott in his 1828 The Fair Maid of Perth.

Definition of sarcastic in the English dictionary

The definition of sarcastic in the dictionary is characterized by sarcasm. Other definition of sarcastic is given to the use of sarcasm.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SARCASTIC


dicastic
dɪˈkæstɪk
drastic
ˈdræstɪk
dysplastic
dɪsˈplæstɪk
elastic
ɪˈlæstɪk
enthusiastic
ɪnˌθjuːzɪˈæstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
gymnastic
dʒɪmˈnæstɪk
Hesychastic
ˌhɛsɪˈkæstɪk
hygrochastic
ˌhaɪɡrəˈkæstɪk
hyperplastic
ˌhaɪpəˈplæstɪk
hypoplastic
ˌhaɪpəʊˈplæstɪk
inelastic
ˌɪnɪˈlæstɪk
mastic
ˈmæstɪk
monastic
məˈnæstɪk
neoplastic
ˌniːəʊˈplæstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
pyroclastic
ˌpaɪrəʊˈklæstɪk
scholastic
skəˈlæstɪk
stochastic
stɒˈkæstɪk
thermoplastic
ˌθɜːməʊˈplæstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SARCASTIC

sarcasm
sarcastically
sarcenchymatous
sarcenchyme
sarcenet
sarcina
sarcocarp
sarcocolla
sarcocystis
sarcode
sarcodic
sarcoid
sarcoidoses
sarcoidosis
sarcolemma
sarcolemmal
sarcolemmata
sarcology
sarcoma
sarcomata

WORDS THAT END LIKE SARCASTIC

aeroelastic
antineoplastic
bombastic
domestic
dynastic
fibroblastic
foam plastic
interscholastic
lymphoblastic
megaloblastic
myeloblastic
orgastic
orgiastic
osteoblastic
phantastic
reinforced plastic
Silastic
spastic
superelastic
trophoblastic
viscoelastic

Synonyms and antonyms of sarcastic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SARCASTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sarcastic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sarcastic

Translation of «sarcastic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SARCASTIC

Find out the translation of sarcastic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sarcastic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sarcastic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

讥讽的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sarcástico
570 millions of speakers

English

sarcastic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यंग्यात्मक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ساخِر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

саркастический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sarcástico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীব্র ব্যঙ্গপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sarcastique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sarkastik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sarkastisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

皮肉な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빈정대는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sarcastic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mỉa mai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிண்டலான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कर्कश आवाज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iğneleyici
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sarcastico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sarkastyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

саркастичний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sarcastic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαρκαστικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Sarkasties
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sarkastisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sarkastisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sarcastic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SARCASTIC»

The term «sarcastic» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.691 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SARCASTIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sarcastic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sarcastic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sarcastic

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10 QUOTES WITH «SARCASTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sarcastic.
1
Fiona Apple
I got into therapy in the fifth grade because I said in a sarcastic way that I was going to kill myself, and they didn't get it then. Nothing's changed.
2
Moran Atias
I like a guy who's sarcastic, serious, sensitive - even just silent. But you have to do it at the right times. That's sexy. To me, it reflects intelligence.
3
Jean Baudrillard
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.
4
Kristen Bell
I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it.
5
Ashley Benson
I don't want to be with someone boring because I'm always laughing. I like to play jokes on people and be sarcastic.
6
Paula Danziger
My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood.
7
Kat Dennings
I have friends who are so sarcastic but I never view it as mean.
8
Emily Deschanel
My whole family is very sarcastic and constantly making jokes.
9
Zooey Deschanel
I played a lot of sarcastic, wisecracking characters for a long time, and people would think that was me. And it's very much not me, and then people would think I was being sarcastic when I wasn't: 'Oh, you're making fun of me right now.' And I wasn't!
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John Erskine
Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SARCASTIC»

Discover the use of sarcastic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sarcastic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Sarcastic Guide to Beating Breast Cancer
In this inspiring true story of will, determination, and perseverance, Jennifer shares the highs and lows of her intense battle for her life.
Jennifer Manghisi, 2012
2
A Mudbogger and Offroaders Sarcastic Definition of a Redneck ...
This book is a sarcastic look at people who are of the off road crowd and my own personal expeireinces in Alaska with friends and family.
Daniel G. Stewart, 2010
3
The Madman's Guide to Sarcastic Definitions
Really though, the creation of this book is more along the lines of a challenge. Having been told that he was so sarcastic that he could write a book about it, he decided to actually do it, and this book is the result.
David Gudgeon, 2008
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The Unabridged Dictionary of Sarcastic Definition
Remember, this book has been written all in good fun. This is not typical of the authors writing style, but fun to do none the less.
David Gudgeon, 2009
5
Funny Insults - Mean Jokes and Sarcastic Sayings. 777 Things ...
777 funny insults: The best smutty jokes to make your day!
Mature Jokemaker Jr., 2014
6
The Sarcastic Sports Trivia Book: 300 Funny and Challenging ...
300 Funny and Challenging Questions from the Dark Side of Sports Paul Nardizzi. THE SARGASTIG SPORTS TRIVIA BOOK 300 FUNNY AND CHALLENGING QUESTIONS FROM THE DARK s i 9 OF SPORTS ' | By AN IRATE FAN—PUL ...
Paul Nardizzi, 2001
7
The Illustrated Dictionary of Snark: A Snide, Sarcastic ...
Not a thing, other than each was a brilliantly snarky wit and all are included in this compendium of the original snark handbooks.
Lawrence Dorfman, 2013
8
The Emergence of Sarcastic Statements Versus Requests in ...
The goal of the present study was to investigate the developmental sequence of sarcasm in typically developing children with respect to form (statements versus requests), presence of siblings and age.
Olesya Denisova, 2009
9
With a Twist of Rhyme: Over 200 Rhymes Humorous, Folksy, ...
With a Twist of Rhyme is a collection of mostly humorous rhymes with punch-lines or twists at the end.
Joann Sprangers Lee, 2013
10
Language and Gender
A routine compliment is very different from a sarcastic compliment. Sarcasm and irony are possible with any kind of speech act or social move though they are much more common in some communities of practice than in others. The openly  ...
Penelope Eckert, Sally McConnell-Ginet, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SARCASTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sarcastic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sarcasm May Make You More Creative
But new research from Harvard Business school suggests that the processes involved with initiating and delivering a sarcastic comment may improve the ... «Popular Science, Jul 15»
2
The 144th Open: Westwood's sarcastic twitter commentary as wind …
The Worksop golfer has been whiling away the downtime with somewhat sarcastic tweets about what must be a frustrating situation for the players, organisers ... «The Star, Jul 15»
3
Reddit user writes incredibly sarcastic resignation letter to boss
A Reddit user decided that it was a good idea to write a biting leaving note to their boss.It's not known exactly where the letter is from, but the writer is believed to ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
4
Cocahella 2015: Father John Misty pokes fun with sarcastic ballad
The audience loved singer Josh Tillman's scintillating wit as he poked fun at himself for singing a sarcastic ballad as well as some of the dance acts on the bill for ... «Long Beach Press Telegram, Apr 15»
5
Could this BE more exciting? Sarcasm centre of the brain pinpointed …
British comedy, for example, has a reputation for being notoriously sarcastic. Some characters like Blackadder, Chandler Bing in Friends and the cartoon ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
6
Band's sarcastic tribute to 'irritating' Ryanair
... and their air stewards could not be more kind”) might see it mistaken as a ode to the Irish airline, the band's Facebook page clarifies that it is being sarcastic. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
7
'Most sarcastic kid in the world' has mastered the art of the maniacal …
Babies! Their laughter is like a sunny day, filling us with love and light. Hey, it's true ... even when the laughter is a little less than, um, bubbly. Just take a look at ... «Today.com, Feb 15»
8
Watch Aubrey Plaza's Sarcastic Cow-Milking Newcastle Ad
"It's permanently sarcastic." Newcastle released a teaser for their ad campaign, which is aimed at crowdfunding a commercial to air during the Super Bowl. «Hollywood Reporter, Jan 15»
9
Man is jailed for nine months for leaving a sarcastic comment on his …
A man was thrown into jail in Spain for nine months after leaving a sarcastic comment under his ex-girlfriend's Facebook profile picture. In October 2012 the man, ... «Daily Mail, Jan 15»
10
First Lady Gets Sarcastic 'Thanks' For Lunches
A sarcastic thank you aimed at US First Lady Michelle Obama over unappealing school lunches has been attracting attention on Twitter. Here Hunter Whitney ... «Sky News, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sarcastic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sarcastic>. Jun 2020 ».
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