Definition for sarcastic

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Stewart is a polarizing figure, and one whose cranky, sarcastic grandstanding worked much better with his original, Gen X audience than it does today.

From Time

Fox News host Tucker Carlson regularly uses the word in sarcastic scare quotes.

Gen Z, for example, famously channeled their frustration with the generation they hold responsible for issues like climate change and wealth inequality into the simple, sarcastic meme “OK boomer.”

From Quartz

Sometimes I say something sarcastic and I want to see your guys’ reaction and I can’t and some people might take it the wrong way.

It’s nothing they can’t fix with an episode or two apart and a heartfelt apology, but it’s the first time we ever see Rory sulking like an angry teenager and Lorelai going sarcastic and cutting.

From Vox

He reminds me a lot of my own brothers who are funny, smart, and sarcastic dudes.

Hoffman plays Jon Savage, the sarcastic and pessimistic brother (and confidant) to his sister, Wendy.

The threads attached are short, the comments sarcastic, mostly wondering whether he actually died.

The acting is top-notch, and Parsons has won a pair of Emmys for his turn as the witty, sarcastic Sheldon.

And Downey is at his sarcastic, vulnerable, and megalomaniacal best in Iron Man 3.

Soon after they parted, with a sarcastic laugh from the Spaniard, and Ma'amselle mingled with the crowd.

If he had only been himself I should have had nothing more to desire, but he was in one of his bitter, sarcastic moods.

This, added to Woolf's sarcastic manner of speech, roused Trevithick's anger.

He obtained some success with the ladies by his sarcastic pleasantries in the fashion of the eighteenth century.

Lechmere grimly expressed his thanks, though the sarcastic force of the words and the wink were not lost on him.


On this page you'll find 103 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sarcastic, such as: acerbic, acid, arrogant, biting, bitter, and brusque.

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