Pronunciation of Sardonic
/sɑːdˈɒnɪk/, /sɑːdˈɒnɪk/, /s_ɑː_d_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k/
Synonyms for sardonic:
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for sardonic:
- As for me, I smiled at Jack a sardonic smile which would have made a grand " close up" in the " movie" we had just seen. - "The Lightning Conductor Discovers America", C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson.
- Sylvia felt a decent pinch of shame, and her eyes were not brilliant with sardonic irony but rather dimmed with self- distrust as she answered with a wholesome effort for honesty: I really don't know a single thing about forestry, Mr. Page. - "The Bent Twig", Dorothy Canfield.