Synonyms for Sardonic:


contemptuous (adjective)
derisive, insulting, disparaging, contemptuous, abusive, antipathetic, flippant, sarcastic, deprecative, jeering, mocking, disdainful, scoffing, scornful, satirical, Ridiculing.
ironic (adjective)
sarcastic (adjective)
cynical, mocking, satirical, scornful, derisive.
wry (adjective)


broadly, lazy, humorless, humourless, brittle, cheesy, broad, mirthless, MONA LISA, gummy. cynic, attitude, respect, cynical, ironic, ironical. sarcastic (noun)
cynical, study at sarcastic.
sardonic (noun)
sarcastic, wry.

Other synonyms:

ironic, ironical. cynical.

Usage examples for sardonic

  1. One of them turned toward me with a sardonic smile upon his thin, cruel lips- it was Zat Arras. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  2. Morning finally came, as mornings have a habit of doing, and found me flinging things back in my trunk, while my companion eyed me sardonic wise. – I Married a Ranger by Dama Margaret Smith
  3. Her sarcasm was well veiled, but I could feel the sardonic touch beneath the smiling surface. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009