For example:

My humour isn't sarcastic enough.

I haven't seen its use in anywhere before. Is it okay to use? If not then what can be a proper way to say it?

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    Google Ngram search result. Dec 16, 2015 at 16:29
  • I'm not very sure but perhaps it's less and less popular (as shown in CopperKettle's) because we also have other words which may convey related meanings, such as mockery, parody, or burlesque. -- Also notes that sarcastic N and N isn't sarcastic (enough), though look similar, are not quite the same, Some adjectives can be used in both places; others seem to be primarily used in one position rather than the other. Dec 16, 2015 at 16:39
  • a more colloquial word would be sassy
    – Alex K
    Dec 16, 2015 at 18:25

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Sarcastic is an adjective so yes, it's fine, but we generally don't discuss someone's "humour" unless it's a comedy act, e.g., "I really enjoy George Carlin's humour." For non-comedians, we'd say "your sense of humour is really sarcastic."

(I'm not sure when I'd ever tell someone they're not sufficiently sarcastic. Does the world need more sarcasm?)

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    I wondered what you wondered. Your humour isn't sarcastic enough sounds a bit sarcastic to me. :^)
    – J.R.
    Dec 16, 2015 at 21:54

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