[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- adj. 讽刺的
- ［英］ adj. 讽刺的 ( sneering;caustic;cutting, etc.)
- ［例］ John's sarcastic comments insulted David.
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Date: 1695
- 1. having the character of sarcasm <sarcastic criticism>
- 2. given to the use of sarcasm ; caustic <a sarcastic critic>
- ? sarcastically adverb
- sarcastic, satiric, ironic, sardonic mean marked by bitterness and a power or will to cut or sting. sarcastic implies an intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing <a critic known for his sarcastic remarks>. satiric implies that the intent of the ridiculing is censure and reprobation<a satiric look at contemporary society>. ironic implies an attempt to be amusing or provocative by saying usually the opposite of what is meant<made the ironic observation that the government could always be trusted>. sardonic implies scorn, mockery, or derision that is manifested by either verbal or facial expression<surveyed the scene with a sardonic smile>.