adjectiveadjective snarkier, adjective snarkiest
1mainly North American informal Critical or mocking in an indirect or sarcastic way.
acerbic, sarcastic, sharp, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged
- ‘snarky remarks’
- ‘How much can one miss the Great Eye Roll, the snarky remarks, the sarcasm, the feeling that no matter what you do, you'll just never please your child?’
- ‘You two were throwing snarky remarks at each other as though you were both fighting for the same guy.’
- ‘But she ignored me… either that, or gave some snarky remark.’
- ‘I spent an hour writing a post about this and it was all sarcastic and snarky and I was very proud of it.’
- ‘But mostly, being the writerly/vindictive type, I've looked forward to handing in the most subtly snarky resignation letter ever penned.’
- 1.1Bad-tempered or irritable.
- ‘Bobby's always a bit snarky before his nap’
Early 20th century from dialect snark ‘snore, snort’, ‘find fault’ (see snark).
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