Sardonic



adjective
1.
characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering:
a sardonic grin.
adjective
1.
characterized by irony, mockery, or derision
adjective

scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous
Word Origin

Greek sardonios ‘derisive’

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    adjective 1. characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. adjective 1. characterized by irony, mockery, or derision adjective scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous Word Origin Greek sardonios ‘derisive’

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    adjective 1. characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering: a sardonic grin. adjective 1. characterized by irony, mockery, or derision adjective scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous Word Origin Greek sardonios ‘derisive’

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    noun 1. a chalcedony that is used for cameos and has sard and chalcedony of another color, usually white, arranged in straight parallel bands. noun 1. a variety of chalcedony with alternating reddish-brown and white parallel bands, used as a gemstone. Formula: SiO2 (Rev. 21:20), a species of the carnelian combining the sard and the […]



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