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sardonic
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
humor in a mocking or critical way from someone who acts as though they are superior

or:

humor that is cynical or ironic
  • "You mean my beauty," said Mary, rather sardonically.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (94% in)
  • "Yes," said Will, sardonically.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (52% in)

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