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Word: sardonic

Definition: scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile


Sentences Containing 'sardonic'

"A clever, sardonic, constantly surprising novel that reveals Dexter to be much better company than Hannibal Lecter.
From the second season through the fifth season of "American Idol", the show's website hosted satirical news coverage by the "Jaded Journalist." The often sardonic Jaded Journalist wrote recaps (summaries) of the show, ran an email feedback column, and conducted video interviews of finalists in Hollywood as well as interviews of auditioners in other cities.
In addition to singing, Chinn wrote the group's lyrics and provided much of the artwork used on their records, creating their sardonic aesthetic.
Michael Krogmann is an American writer and Internet personality from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is noted for acting in the sardonic "Jaded Journalist" online column and interview series for the television show, "American Idol".
reflects the twentysomething trademark, a mixture of self-mockery and sardonic defiance", noting Beck's "offhand vocal tone and free-associative lyrics" and comparing his vocals to "Bob Dylan talk-singing".
She often jokes that she knows everything, and she is witty and has sardonic sense of humor.
She watched us with a sardonic eye as we stepped from the brougham.
Though she usually relies on cool and sardonic wit as her first form of defense, Mercy is an excellent hand-to-hand combatant, using a rough, street-form of kickboxing as her preferred form of attack.
Writing for Allmusic, music critic William Ruhlman called the album "Humorous and sardonic reflections on domestic life and aging, from a journeyman folksinger."
``And for this very reason,''said Danglars with a smile, which he tried to make sardonic,``I prefer M. Andrea Cavalcanti to M. Albert de Morcerf.''

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