Origin of sardonic
OTHER WORDS FROM sardonicsar·don·i·cal·ly, adverbsar·don·i·cism, nounun·sar·don·ic, adjective
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How to use sardonic in a sentence
Instead, he was more likely to take a sardonic view of the demands of love.Dave Frishberg, composer and performer of inventive, witty jazz songs, dies at 88|Matt Schudel|November 19, 2021|Washington Post
Adam Honoré’s lush lighting — smoky hues of amber, gold and blue — complements Sonnenblick’s sumptuous score, which is highlighted by the heartfelt “The Mercy of Love,” the boisterous “Wallace Falls” and the cleverly sardonic “My Boy in Blue.”Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience|Thomas Floyd|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
He has a knack for combining the spiritual and sincere with the sardonic and self-deprecating.The 5 Best New Shows Our TV Critic Watched in January 2021|Judy Berman|January 29, 2021|Time
Depending on the part, he can give gravitas, sardonic wit, boyish twinkly humor, or a combination of the three.Actor Bobby Smith on making a living in a pandemic|Patrick Folliard|January 14, 2021|Washington Blade
Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain.
“Louie has a typical day”—that's the log line, sardonic and perfect.Why Is Louis C.K. So Funny? He Uses Humor as a Moral Compass.|Andrew Romano|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matchless English style, very funny in parts, wonderfully sardonic, yet sympathetic observation of the chaos of war.
A pantomime horse plays a role, as does a sardonic hand puppet.‘Family Tree’ Brings Christopher Guest’s Mockumentary Style to HBO|Jace Lacob|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ebert was celebrated for the sardonic wit and democratic writing style he employed in his reviews.Roger Ebert, 70, Has Died: A Look at the Life of Cinema’s Great Appreciator|Marlow Stern|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Alan Arkin also provides an award-worthy turn as Lester Siegel, a sardonic, over-the-hill movie mogul who helps in the mission.Telluride Film Festival Kicks Off Oscar Season: Bill Murray, Ben Affleck & More|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then the frown was smoothed away; a sardonic smile replaced it; another cup of wine he poured himself.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Countless dogs fought under the feet of passers-by, and over all leered the sardonic face of Jean Bart, pirate and privateer.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The attitude in which I was, my hands clasped round my knees, consorted with sardonic merriment.Jaffery|William J. Locke
A sardonic smile played over the white lips of Azenor the Pale.