Adjective(1) disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
(1) He sits in the Yorkshire court with a sardonic but kindly female family judge and a humourless martinet.(2) Stephen could place his own sardonic stamp on what were in some cases widely shared late Victorian literary tastes.(3) It seems to be aiming for a modern Catcher in the Rye with its sardonic , rancorous troubled kid character.(4) Happy to relate, acrimony is often enhanced by sardonic humour.(5) You can bet, though, that the Frenchman has allowed himself a sardonic smile.(6) I mean, he had a lot of sardonic , sarcastic things like that to say and to make fun of himself, and so forth.(7) Like most of the first smart, sardonic novel, the story appears to have been thrown out with contemptuous ease.(8) The sardonic humour was wasted on him, and he begged me to give him the inside track on what drugs to take to win gold without the eternal shame of a life ban.(9) Depicting a story of war, aggression and greed, he takes a sardonic look at the reality of this entire production.(10) The play has moments of sharp humour, mostly emanating from the sardonic Jean.(11) Many sardonic Australians find ways of making a play on these words.(12) He was also the observant one, casting a sardonic eye on the absurdities of pop stardom, the Swinging Sixties and the aftermath of that crazy decade.(13) Their sardonic remarks to each of the arguments put forth by the other teams sent waves of laughter among the crowd.(14) He does have a sardonic streak of humour, which erupts ever so quietly in sporadic bursts.(15) Fan though I am of his great performances of yore, his perpetual air of sardonic superiority is now getting very grating.(16) He considers this sardonic memoir of childhood in a small corner of the British Empire
3. sarcastic ::
5. ironic ::
suala la kejeli
6. cynical ::
7. scornful ::
8. contemptuous ::
9. derisive ::
10. derisory ::
13. scathing ::
14. caustic ::
15. trenchant ::
16. cutting ::
17. sharp ::
18. acerbic ::
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Exposed to the SARDONIC barbs
of my cousin Sanjay.
The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 4
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