Word of the Day – Sardonic

By September 6, 2019Word of the Day

Sardonic (adj)

saa-don-ik

Grimly mocking or cynical.

Mid 17th century from French sardonique, earlier sardonien, via Latin from Greek sardonios ‘of Sardinia’, alteration of sardanios, used by Homer to describe bitter or scornful laughter.

Example sentences

“she responded with a sardonic smile.”

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