The definition of sardonic is acting in a mocking or sarcastic way to put someone down.(adjective)
An example of sardonic is a comedian’s sneering jokes about a specific group of people that he wants to criticize.
See sardonic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr sardonique < L sardonius < Gr sardonios, altered after Sardō, Sardinia
See sardonic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French sardonique
Origin: , from Greek sardonios
Origin: , alteration of sardanios.
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