caustic remark

caustic remark
noun
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
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he used sarcasm to upset his opponent

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irony is wasted on the stupid

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"Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"—Jonathan Swift

Syn: ↑sarcasm, ↑irony, ↑satire
Derivationally related forms:
satiric (for: ↑satire), ↑satirical (for: ↑satire), ↑satirist (for: ↑satire), ↑satirize (for: ↑satire), ↑satirise (for: ↑satire), ↑ironical (for: ↑irony), ↑ironic (for: ↑irony), ↑ironist (for: ↑irony), ↑sarcastic (for: ↑sarcasm)
Hypernyms: ↑wit, ↑humor, ↑humour, ↑witticism, ↑wittiness
Attrubites: ↑sarcastic, ↑unsarcastic

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