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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking;
- Example: "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner
- Example: "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sardonic \Sar*don"ic\, a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sardonic \Sar*don"ic\, a. [F. sardonique, L. sardonius, Gr. ?, ?, perhaps fr. ? to grin like a dog, or from a certain plant of Sardinia, Gr. ?, which was said to screw up the face of the eater.] Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety. [1913 Webster] Where strained, sardonic smiles are glozing still, And grief is forced to laugh against her will. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] The scornful, ferocious, sardonic grin of a bloody ruffian. --Burke. [1913 Webster] Sardonic grin or Sardonic laugh, an old medical term for a spasmodic affection of the muscles of the face, giving it an appearance of laughter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sardonic adj 1: 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
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "sardonic": Rabelaisian, caustic, contemptuous, corrosive, cynical, derisive, derisory, disdainful, dry, ironic, ironical, jeering, mocking, sarcastic, satiric, saturnine, sneering, wry