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Laura P asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

what is the difference between being ironic , sarcastic and cynical?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    ironic and sarcastic are teh same thing.. just sarcasm is the highest level of irony...

    you can be ironinc by saing that smoeones shirt is pretty when it's ugly by changing the tone of voice

    sarcasm is makeing fun of a bigger concept in a smooth not obvious way...

    cynical is being crude pessimisitc

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  • Chatty
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    ironic= means the contrary of what is expressed or the opposite of what is expected.

    sarcastic= making taunting or caustic remarks, usually ironic.

    cynical = thinking that people do things to further themselves only, such as a charitable act, thinking it is only done because the person wanted the notoriety that came with the act not because he/she was TRULY being charitable (example),

    denying the sincerity of peoples actions.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they actually all mean the same thing

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