sarcastically

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv sarcastically in a sarcastic manner "`Ah, now we're getting at the truth,' he interposed sarcastically"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: "Big cheese" and "big wheel" are Medieval terms of envious respect for those who could afford to buy whole wheels of cheese at a time, an expense few could enjoy. Both these terms are often used sarcastically today.
    • adv Sarcastically In a sarcastic manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sarcastically In a sarcastic manner; with bitter taunt.
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Quotations

  • Jean Baudrillard
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    “There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.”
  • John Erskine
    John Erskine
    “Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.”

Usage

In literature:

She had a careless, and even a sarcastic manner with her own set; but the shade of contempt was not there.
"Rudin" by Ivan Turgenev
Don't look at me, please, with that sham sarcastic smile, which does not suit your sober features.
"On the Eve" by Ivan Turgenev
They made sarcastic remarks.
"The Complete Works of Artemus Ward" by Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
His face looked careworn and haggard, his voice had a deeper sound, and tones more sarcastic.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
His comments on the team's fielding that morning were bitter and sarcastic.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
He glanced with an intention freely sarcastic at an easy possibility.
"The Awkward Age" by Henry James
As our cab entered the Dakshineswar grounds, he grinned sarcastically.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The sarcastic dodge is the best: I have borrowed that from you Pen, old boy.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Toby made no reply, for he knew that the question was only asked sarcastically and not through any desire for information.
"Toby Tyler" by James Otis
Vivian evinced his usual sarcastic haughtiness at the reception he met, and was requested civilly to leave the house.
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
His eye, of light hazel, was bold and joyous; mirth, though sarcastic and sly, mantled round his lips.
"Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
No, no; do not smile so sarcastically.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Then he speaks with a rather sarcastic smile.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
It was at this supper that Lord Houghton surprised us all by making a very sarcastic speech about the stage and actors generally.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
The tendency of his mind was evidently sarcastic.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
At last they burst forth into sarcastic laughter.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
He was treating her with that sarcastic courtesy of his which was so infinitely hard to bear.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Palmerston was pithy and sarcastic in reply.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
He looked up as Frank entered the room, and surveyed him with cold and sarcastic eyes.
"Making His Way" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Oftentimes his wit was severely sarcastic, but as a rule it was only genial and mirth-provoking.
"Genius in Sunshine and Shadow" by Maturin Murray Ballou
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In poetry:

An ancient terra-cotta Faun,
A laughing note in 'mid the green,
Grins at us from the central lawn,
With secret and sarcastic mien.
"Le Faune" by Paul Verlaine
In his right hand an ample reed they plac'd,
And with feign'd homage the procession grac'd,
Mocking Him with sarcastical abuse,
And crying, "Hail thou sov'reign of the Jews."
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
What care I though the dust is spread
Around these yellow leaves,
Or o’er them his sarcastic thread
Oblivion’s insect weaves
Though weeds are tangled on the stream,
It still reflects my morning’s beam.
"The Last Reader" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then Brown he smiled a bitter smile, and said he was at fault,
It seemed he had been trespassing on Jones's family vault;
He was a most sarcastic man, this quiet Mr. Brown,
And on several occasions he had cleaned out the town.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte
I sez, sarcastic, that I 'ave no doubt
Some wives might think termarters an' seed cake
Was 'andy sorts uv things to 'ave about
To stop toothache.
But wot I liked in wives, once in a while,
Was commin-sense. (An' 'ere, I seen 'er smile).
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis
He's hardly spoken since that day – not more than "Yes" or "No".
We miss his voice a good bit, too; the town seems rather slow.
He was called "The Silent Member" just sarcastic, I'll allow;
But since that agent handled him it sort o' fits him now.
"The Silent Member" by C J Dennis

In news:

In the time of the Incas in Peru, or sometime somewhere along those lines, there rules a sarcastic, self-centered teenager named Kuzko.
Hmmm, that probably sounds sarcastic.
Carol Lawrence on Robbins' sarcastic tone.
And sad, sarcastic pop bursts.
Absurd, funny, weird, sarcastic and sincere.
The famed Chicago news columnist Mike Royko used to sarcastically call the Rev.
Unless you mistake me for a teenage Bieber fan, you'd probably be able to figure out that first sentence is sarcastic .
For weeks, we've all sarcastically thrown out the idea of putting Alabama up against one of the NFL's worst just to see what would happen.
The pig-flying reference is commonly used as a sarcastic quip to emphasize the sheer foolishness of an idea or plan.
Sarcasm marks and fonts would be useful, but they could also destroy the art of a good, witty sarcastic barb by making it too obvious.
The sketch parodies the Times review, which made headlines last week for its sarcastic questions about the food and service at Guy 's American Kitchen and Bar.
It is full of satirical , sarcastic -- and signature.
Fans of Two and a Half Men know actress Jane Lynch as Charlie's sarcastic therapist.
It's hard to take these meetings seriously after many years, hard not to be sarcastic.
Talk of accurate shooting and you can count on a sarcastic lecture about how unrealistic it is to waste time on basics.
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In science:

Why did Rohrlich’s 2003 report on my paper contain no mention of Spohn’s 2000 “solution” (as claimed by Rohrlich, not by Spohn) of the “preacceleration problem”? Why did it give no hint that he considered the DD equation “no longer of physical interest”? This question is not presented in a sarcastic or derisive way.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
Doran’s sarcastic comments (after numerous libations) at the Banff Summer School 1995 (wil l the paral lel transport of a vector around a closed loop turn it into a bottle of port?) goaded me into coming up with a simple example to prove my case.
Polydimensional Relativity, a Classical Generalization of the Automorphism Invariance Principle
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