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sarcasmnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɑː.kæz.əm/  us   /ˈsɑːr-/
the use of remarks that clearly mean the opposite of what they say, made in order to hurt someone's feelings or to criticize something in a humorous way: "You have been working hard," he said with heavy sarcasm, as he looked at the empty page.
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Translations of “sarcasm”
in Arabic تَهَكُّم, سُخْرِية…
in Korean 빈정댐…
in Malaysian sindiran…
in French sarcasme…
in Turkish gizli ve ince alay, dokunaklı söz, iğneleme…
in Italian sarcasmo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諷刺,挖苦,嘲笑…
in Russian сарказм…
in Polish sarkazm…
in Vietnamese lời chế nhạo…
in Spanish sarcasmo…
in Portuguese sarcasmo…
in Thai คำประชด…
in German der Sarkasmus…
in Catalan sarcasme…
in Japanese 皮肉, いやみ…
in Indonesian sindiran kasar, sarkasme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讽刺,挖苦,嘲笑…
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