Definition of sardonically in US English:



  • See sardonic

    • ‘It is moments like these that make the audience chuckle sardonically at these ignorant concepts, hitting home the realization of the tragic consequences that resulted from them.’
    • ‘As one critic sardonically put it, their dollar salaries rise in inverse proportion to the obscurity of their work.’
    • ‘‘Yes, it's too eclectic, that's the problem,’ he says sardonically.’
    • ‘Singled out for attention, she frets about what she calls, sardonically, ‘positive discrimination’.’
    • ‘Here he imagines a New Yorker sardonically addressing his weekend hostess.’