Thursday, May 08, 2003
Definitions for sardonic
- Scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous.
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Citations for sardonic
Clive gave a sardonic account of a publicly subsidized "concert" in a nearly deserted church hall, in which the legs of a piano were repeatedly struck with the broken neck of a violin for over an hour.
Emery was a strange man: highly intelligent, witty in a sardonic way, and a snob, who didn't consider me worth bothering about until I became music director of the Royal Opera in London.