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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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sarcastically'

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'. describes the use of sarcasm thus:

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Sarcastically Sample Sentences in News

  • Secretary of State John Kerry caught on camera sarcastically mocking the Israeli military's ground offensive in Gaza
    'It’s a helluva pinpoint operation,' Kerry is heard telling an aide through his cellphone. 'It’s a helluva pinpoint operation. We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.' Read more on this news related to 'Sarcastically'
  • Gaza Crisis: John Kerry Criticises Israel's 'Pinpoint' Operation Protective Edge in Off-Air Moment
    Fox News captures John Kerry speaking to a top aide, sarcastically calling the Israeli offensive a "pinpoint" operation. Read more on this news related to 'Sarcastically'
  • 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' Trailer Teases 'Tougher' New York Upgrade (Video)
    A new featurette sarcastically summarizes the original film, which has "a wannabe Mafioso subplot that has nothing to do with the rest of the movie, but who cares." read more Read more on this news related to 'Sarcastically'

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