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Sardonic

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Pronunciation : Sar*don"ic
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. sardonique, L. sardonius, Gr. Sardinia, Gr.
Definition : Defn: Forced; unnatural; insincere; hence, derisive, mocking, malignant, or bitterly sarcastic; -- applied only to a laugh, smile, or some facial semblance of gayety. Where strained, sardonic smiles are glozing still, And grief is forced to laugh against her will. Sir H. Wotton. The scornful, ferocious, sardonic grin of a bloody ruffian. Burke. Sardonic grin or laugh, an old medical term for a spasmodic affection of the muscles of the face, giving it an appearance of laughter.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sar*don"ic
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a kind of linen made at Colchis.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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