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sarcasmnoun [U]

uk   /ˈsɑː.kæz.əm/  us   /ˈsɑːr-/
the use of ​remarks that ​clearlymean 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 ​emptypage.
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(Definition of sarcasm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​personcriticized: 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…
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