What does the word sarcasm mean?

Usage examples for sarcasm

  1. He tried to talk, but only got monosyllables; he took up a book, and this drew a sarcasm which sent him forth from the room. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  2. " Yes, sir," he replied with sarcasm, " I suppose you'd like to see it neat and new after four hundred years of wear, and if so, I think I can tell you where you can get one to your liking. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  3. He had no defense against this sarcasm. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith