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sardonic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsardonicsar‧don‧ic /sɑːˈdɒnɪk $ sɑːrˈdɑː-/ adjective written 🔊 🔊 LIKE somebody OR STH#showing that you do not have a good opinion of someone or something, and feel that you are better than them 🔊 He looked at her with sardonic amusement.sardonically /-kli/ adverb
Examples from the Corpus
sardonicRoman's slow smile was infinitely sardonic.Now each absurdly impossible picture returned to her with a sardonic caption attached: Oh, yeah?The scar gave his face a mocking, sardonic cast except when he smiled.As centres of commerce, finance and fashion their buildings reflect the sardonic elegance of a bygone era.He raised a sardonic eyebrow as she sat down opposite him and started to eat.He gave a brief, sardonic laugh.Moreover, her sardonic tone, though justified in the text, sounded more annoying than engaging.She was totally guileless, honest, with a mordant sense of humour and sardonic wit.
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