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Sarcastically Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    sarcastically adv : in a sarcastic manner; "`Ah, now we're getting at the truth,' he interposed sarcastically" [syn: sardonically]
Sarcastically Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Sarcastically \Sar*cas"tic*al*ly\, adv. In a sarcastic manner.

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Sarcasm is “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter jibe or taunt.”

It is first recorded in English in 1579, in an annotation to The Shepheardes Calender: October:

The word comes from the late Greek σαρκαζμόσ (sarkazmos) taken from the word σαρκάζειν meaning 'to tear flesh, gnash the teeth, speak bitterly'.

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