What does "sarcastic" mean?


"Sarcastic" means that words are intentionally used in a way that is the opposite of their meaning in a manner that is humorous, insulting or exasperated. The speaker intends that the listener understands the reversal. It is not an attempt to deceive. For instance, someone who is going to walk to work looks out of the window at the pouring rain and observes, "That's lovely weather."

Sarcasm is a type of verbal irony, where the words used do not match their accepted meanings. It focuses on opposites, while overstatement, another type of irony, involves exaggeration. With overstatement, the meaning is not just the opposite; it is over-the-top. In the weather example, a person using an overstatement says, "Guess I'm taking an ark to work this morning."

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of, relating to, or characterized by sarcasm: a sarcastic reply.
using or given to the use of sarcasm: to be sarcastic about ambition.
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