Definition of 'sardonic'
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The accompanying roar of approval brought a sardonic smile to his lips. The Sun (2013)His music is undercut by a deadly sardonic wit which becomes more prominent the longer you spend in his company. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Warm and funny, she has a nice line in sardonic humour and is adept at the tricky art of gentle flirting. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Elsewhere sardonic mockery gave way to the radiant Mariinsky chorus and the harmonies of the Orthodox church. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His porcelain features, sardonic smile and shaved head strip two decades from his 67 years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is an intensity and candour, along with a sardonic humour, that is simply unmatched in any other sport. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She weaves all this together by inventing a narrative voice that is sober and testifying, sardonic and humorous, always precise. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The British baritone seems born for this role, and his resonant singing is matched with a comic portrayal rich in sardonic humour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But these songs have a sly, sardonic and subtle wit, underpinned by silky jazz melodies that once under your skin stay there. The Sun (2006)
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Used Occasionally. sardonic is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'sardonic'
British English: sardonic ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as sardonic, you mean their attitude to people or things is humorous but rather critical.
...a big, sardonic man, who intimidated his students.
Definition of sardonic from the Collins English Dictionary
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