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Synonyms for sarcasm
ˈsɑr kæz əmsar·casm

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. sarcasmnoun

    taunt, derision, ridicule, satire, irony, facetiousness, gibe

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 4 votes

  1. sarcasm

    Banter is the touching upon some fault, weakness, or fancied secret of another in a way half to pique and half to please; badinage is delicate, refined banter. Raillery has more sharpness, but is usually good-humored and well meant. Irony, the saying one thing that the reverse may be understood, may be either mild or bitter. All the other words have a hostile intent. Ridicule makes a person or thing the subject of contemptuous merriment; derision seeks to make the object derided seem utterly despicable — to laugh it to scorn. Chaff is the coarse witticism of the streets, perhaps merry, oftener malicious; jeering is loud, rude ridicule, as of a hostile crowd or mob. Mockery is more studied, and may include mimicry and personal violence, as well as scornful speech. A satire is a formal composition; a sarcasm may be an impromptu sentence. The satire shows up follies to keep people from them; the sarcasm hits them because they are foolish, without inquiring whether it will do good or harm; the satire is plainly uttered; the sarcasm is covert.

    badinage, banter, chaff, derision, irony, jeering, mockery, raillery, ridicule, satire

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.8 / 4 votes

  1. sarcasm

    gibe, chaff, irony, jeer, satire, ridicule, taunt, sardonicism

    eulogy, compliment, panegyric, eulogium

Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 4 votes

  1. sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remarknoun

    witty language used to convey insults or scorn

    "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

    irony, caustic remark, satire

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. sarcasmnoun

    taunt, gibe, fling, satire, irony, ridicule, cutting jest, satirical remark

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "sarcasm":

    sarcastic, satire

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How to use sarcasm in a sentence?

  1. Penny Marshall:

    You had to learn what sarcasm was.

  2. Sean Francis:

    (Sarcasm is not the lowest form of wit, It is an art form dismissed by those too stupid to master it)

  3. Rooma Mehra:

    People do not relate to softness anymore - in talk or under the guise of misunderstanding - they seem satisfied when they have proved to themselves that softness was feigned or blatant pretence and they were right in thinking hard and ugly thoughts of sarcasm, spite or other hurtful intentions

  4. R. Stevens, Diesel Sweeties, 08-16-05:

    Wasting sarcasm is a sin.

  5. Thomas Carlyle:

    Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it.

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