sardonic


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sar·don·ic

 (sär-dŏn′ĭk)
adj.
1. Scornfully or cynically mocking: a sardonic sense of humor.
2. Given to making sardonic remarks: "He was proud, sardonic, harsh to inferiority of every description" (Charlotte Brontë).

[French sardonique, from Greek sardonios, alteration of sardanios; perhaps akin to sesērenai, to show the teeth, grin mockingly.]

sar·don′i·cal·ly adv.
sar·don′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.

sardonic

(sɑːˈdɒnɪk) or

sardonical

adj
characterized by irony, mockery, or derision
[C17: from French sardonique, from Latin sardonius, from Greek sardonios derisive, literally: of Sardinia, alteration of Homeric sardanios scornful (laughter or smile)]
sarˈdonically adv
sarˈdonicism n

sar•don•ic

(sɑrˈdɒn ɪk)

adj.
characterized by scornful derision or bitter irony; mocking; cynical: a sardonic grin.
[1630–40; alter. of earlier sardonian (influenced by French sardonique) < Latin sardoni(us) (< Greek sardónios of Sardinia) + -an1; alluding to a Sardinian plant which when eaten was supposed to produce convulsive laughter ending in death]
sar•don′i•cal•ly, adv.
sar•don′i•cism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sardonic - disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

sardonic

sardonic

adjective
Marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others:
Translations
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sardonic

[sɑːˈdɒnɪk] ADJ [humour, laugh] → sardónico; [person] → sarcástico, burlón; [tone] → burlón
she gave a sardonic smilesonrió con sarcasmo or con aire burlón

sardonic

[sɑːrˈdɒnɪk] adjsardonique

sardonic

adj, sardonically
advsüffisant; grin, laugh alsosardonisch (liter)

sardonic

[sɑːˈdɒnɪk] adjsardonico/a
References in classic literature ?
B-'s most sardonic tones, to that enviable situation.
Again, a young girl, more bold and saucy than was fitting, brushed the priest's black robe, singing in his face the sardonic ditty, "niche, niche, the devil is caught.
He told me with grim humour of the time he had spent acting as guide to Cockneys who wanted to see the night side of life in Paris; it was an occupation that appealed to his sardonic temper and somehow or other he had acquired a wide acquaintance with the more disreputable quarters of the city.
Jimmie gave vent to a sardonic curse and then laughed heavily.
The doctor looked at her with a sardonic smile; he thought it likely that he had discovered her sweetheart.
An elderly man was at their heels scolding and directing in a creaky, sardonic voice.
The sergeant, taking note of this, gave pause to his elaborate history while he administered a sardonic comment.
The grin with which the ruined speculator turned on his wife was nearly sardonic.
One of them turned toward me with a sardonic smile upon his thin, cruel lips--it was Zat Arras.
Clutton, the most silent of them all, remained behind listening, with a sardonic smile on his lips, to Cronshaw's maunderings.
His sharp, shameless black eyes watched the girl's face absently; his gross lips curled upwards in a sardonic and self-satisfied smile.
Saying those words, he took off his hat with a sardonic assumption of respect; and, holding her arm in his, forced her to walk on abruptly with him.