disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking;
"his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"
"a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"
- There was a sardonic expression on her face.
- There is little of Satie's sardonic wit to be heard in Skempton's works.
- Her voice faded away at the sardonic gleam in his eyes.
- Creole started into something else, it was almost sardonic.
- "I'm not being silly," she replied with a sardonic laugh.
- He held himself erect, and his face wore its customary sardonic smile.
The sardonic historian, whose rule it is to exhibit human nature always as an object of mockery.出自： Isaac Taylor
The corners of his mouth were turned slightly up in a sardonic smile.出自： J. Steinbeck