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Caustic remark   /kˈɑstɪk rɪmˈɑrk/   Listen
Caustic remark

noun
1.
Witty language used to convey insults or scorn.  Synonyms: irony, sarcasm, satire.  "Irony is wasted on the stupid" , "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"






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"Caustic remark" Quotes from Famous Books



... both amused and annoyed her, and she treated him with the caprice of a child toward an elephant —at times giving him the sugar-plum of a compliment, and oftener pricking him with the pin of some caustic remark. To him she was the perfection of womankind—her reserved, dispassionate manner, her steady, unwearied prosecution of a purpose, being just the qualities that he most honored; and he worshipped her reverently at a distance, like an old ...
— Barriers Burned Away • E. P. Roe

... provoked merely a smile or a caustic remark among the Liberals, but about the middle of the eighties criticisms began to appear even in the Liberal Press. No very grave allegations were made, but defects in the system and miscarriages of justice were ...
— Russia • Donald Mackenzie Wallace



Words linked to "Caustic remark" :   humour, sarcastic, sarcasm, humor, unsarcastic, wit, irony, satire, witticism, wittiness



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