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Definition of “sarcasm” - Learner’s Dictionary

sarcasm

noun [U]     /ˈsɑːkæzəm/
the use of remarks in way that says the opposite of what you mean in order to insult someone or show them that you are annoyed: "Oh, I am sorry," she said, her voice heavy with sarcasm.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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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