WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
sar•don•ic /sɑrˈdɑnɪk/USA pronunciation adj. 

    characterized by scornful criticism;
    mocking bitterly:a sardonic grin.
sar•don•i•cal•ly, adv. 

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sardonic /sɑːˈdɒnɪk/ adj
  1. characterized by irony, mockery, or derision
Etymology: 17th Century: from French sardonique, from Latin sardonius, from Greek sardonios derisive, literally: of Sardinia, alteration of Homeric sardanios scornful (laughter or smile)

sarˈdonically adv sarˈdonicism n

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