sardonic sardonic  /sɑr ˈdɑ nɪk/


  • (adj) disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking


  1. Traces of sardonic humor can still be found in his writing, but the cool phrases of the time are completely gone.
  2. The senator was treated to loud and sardonic laughter when he proposed legislation on same-sex marriage.
  3. Humor writers rely on offbeat characters and sardonic twists in language and that leaves the reader chuckling in delight.


  1. Artist to Watch: Waxahatchee

    Band: Waxahatchee From: Birmingham, Alabama; now resides in Philadelphia Members: Katie Crutchfield Her sound: Her voice echoes the raw, sardonic, moody-girl attitude made so popular in the 1990?s by artists like Liz Phair, but Crutchfield puts a modern, melodic spin on her punchy, indie-pop sound. 3-Minute Bio: The 24-year-old began making music 10 years ago amid the DIY punk scene in ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Cramer: This Correction Is Long in the Tooth

    Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 6:46 a.m. EDT on Real Money on June 6. To see Jim Cramer's latest commentary as it's published, sign up for a free trial of Real Money. NEW YORK (Real Money) -- I had only one laugh yesterday when I heard people asking, "Is this the start of the long-awaited correction?" I was laughing, of course, in a sardonic way because the truth is that ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source:


  1. "Listen," Miller says, "I've been a Marlboro-Man sardonic outlaw for so many years, I was enamored of anybody coming to me and pitching me an idea to be a more convivial, This Is Your Life, Ralph Edwards type, that I sucked it up like a sponge. It...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Dennis Miller Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. Patrick describes the soaring anthem - with its U2/BOWIE flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars - as a "sardonic anti-war/pro-troops song."
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Richard Patrick Source:

  3. "One cannot read him without being touched by his sardonic yet compassionate countryman's voice, his hunter's irony," said author James Dickey.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: James Dickey Source: The Daily Citizen

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