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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sardonic mean? 

SARDONIC (adjective)
  The adjective SARDONIC has 1 sense:

1. disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

  Familiarity information: SARDONIC used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SARDONIC (adjective)

Sense 1sardonic [BACK TO TOP]


Disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking

Context examples:

his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists / a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing


sarcastic (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

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