sarcasm Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “sarcasm” in the English Dictionary

"sarcasm" in British English

See all translations

sarcasmnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɑː.kæz.əm/ us   /ˈsɑːr.kæz.əm/
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.
Compare
(Definition of sarcasm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sarcasm" in American English

See all translations

sarcasmnoun [U]

us   /ˈsɑrˌkæz·əm/
literature remarks that mean the opposite of what they say, made to criticize someone or something in a way that is amusing to others but annoying to the person criticized: biting/heavy sarcasm
sarcastic
adjective us   /sɑrˈkæs·tɪk/
sarcastic comments
(Definition of sarcasm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sarcasm”
in Korean 빈정댐…
in Arabic تَهَكُّم, سُخْرِية…
in Malaysian sindiran…
in French sarcasme…
in Russian сарказм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諷刺,挖苦,嘲笑…
in Italian sarcasmo…
in Turkish gizli ve ince alay, dokunaklı söz, iğneleme…
in Polish sarkazm…
in Spanish sarcasmo…
in Vietnamese lời chế nhạo…
in Portuguese sarcasmo…
in Thai คำประชด…
in German der Sarkasmus…
in Catalan sarcasme…
in Japanese 皮肉, いやみ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讽刺,挖苦,嘲笑…
in Indonesian sindiran kasar, sarkasme…
What is the pronunciation of sarcasm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“sarcasm” in American English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More