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Origin of sardonic
OTHER WORDS FROM sardonicsar·don·i·cal·ly, adverbsar·don·i·cism, nounun·sar·don·ic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sardonic
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.