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Sardonic

Sar`don´ic
a.1.Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; - applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety.
The scornful, ferocious, sardonic grin of a bloody ruffian.
- Burke.
Sardonic grin
an old medical term for a spasmodic affection of the muscles of the face, giving it an appearance of laughter.
1.Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis.
Adj.1.sardonic - disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman
Synonyms: wry
Rabelaisian, caustic, contemptuous, corrosive, cynical, derisive, derisory, disdainful, dry, ironic, ironical, jeering, mocking, sarcastic, satiric, saturnine, sneering, wry
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