Sar"casm (?), n. [F. sarcasme, L.
sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from
sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in
rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx,
sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a
satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn or contempt; a
taunt; a gibe; a cutting jest.
The sarcasms of those critics who imagine our
art to be a matter of inspiration. Sir J.
Syn. -- Satire; irony; ridicule; taunt; gibe.