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sarcasm

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Etymology

From Late Latin sarcasmus, from Ancient Greek σαρκασμός, from σαρκάζειν ‘gnash the teeth (in anger)’, literally, 'to strip off the flesh', from σάρξ ‘flesh’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsɑːkæzəm/

Noun

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sarcasm

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  1. (uncountable) A form of humor that is marked by mocking with irony, sometimes conveyed in speech with vocal over-emphasis. Saying something that is opposite of what is intended to be meant.
  2. (countable) An act of sarcasm.

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