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." Sometimes a group of squalid old crones, squatting in a file under the shadow of the steps to a porch, scolded noisily as the archdeacon and the bellringer passed, and tossed them this encouraging welcome, with a curse: "Hum!
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.