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 ?
The woman gave a short sardonic laugh and said in an explanatory way to Mr.
He was proud, sardonic, harsh to inferiority of every description: in my secret soul I knew that his great kindness to me was balanced by unjust severity to many others.
He answered his father's sardonic look of inquiry by at once explaining that a very important proposal for his future benefit had been made to him, that morning, at the office.
And for this very reason," said Danglars with a smile, which he tried to make sardonic, "I prefer M.
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.
B-'s most sardonic tones, to that enviable situation.
Hers, I thought, must be a curious soul, where in spite of a strong, natural tendency to estimate unduly advantages of wealth and station, the sardonic disdain of a fortuneless subordinate had wrought a deeper impression than could be imprinted by the most flattering assiduities of a prosperous CHEF D'INSTITUTION.
Then with his sardonic smile, taking up the interrupted sentence: -- "This place," said he, "at the first glance, appears to cost more than the first; but -- the benefit will be, I hope, in proportion with the expense, and Mademoiselle de la Valliere will bring me back more than Mademoiselle de Montalais, or else, -- or else my name is not Malicorne.
Dominic, too, devoted himself to his business, but his taciturnity was sardonic.
The baron rose, cast a sidelong glance at Luigi, and said, in a sardonic tone:--
He fancied this was because of the sardonic pleasure its superlative phrases gave him, but the truth was it held him.