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snarky | snarkiest

snarky snarkiest
unpleasant and sharply critical
  • How to Memorize
    • snarky - sarcastic
  • Analysis

    To be ‘snarky’ means to rebuke somebody in a snide or sarcastic way which is designed to hurt their feelings and also express your own sense of superiority. Criticism of this type is never constructive and tends to provoke a hostile reaction. This informal word was originally used exclusively in American English but has become common in British English as well.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Antonymsconciliatoryconstructive, thoughtful,
  • Example(s)
    1. I already know that the design I created is not up to scratch, so I could do without your snarky comments about it.

    2. Lisa is always making snide remarks and sneering at other people. She’s the snarkiest person I’ve ever met.

    3. The snobbish journalist wrote a snarky review about the play that was dripping with derision. He obviously thought that it was beneath him.