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sardonic [sɑːˈdɒnɪk]adj

characterized by irony, mockery, or derision[from French sardonique, from Latin sarRdonius, from Greek sardonios derisive, literally: of Sardinia, alteration of Homeric sardanios scornful (laughter or smile)]sardonically

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sardonicism Adj. 1. sardonic – disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; “his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all management consultants ….

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