Term: Sarcasm

Definition:

Sarcasm is a form of irony that is widely used in English especially when people are being humorous. Generally the sarcastic speaker or writer means the exact opposite of the word they use, often intending to be rude or to laugh at the person the words are addressed to.


 

See Also: Hyperbole; Understatement; Litotes; Satire; Figure of Speech

Category: Figure of Speech