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sardonic
used in Light in August

4 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
  • 'Yes,' he thinks with sardonic ruefulness, turning the mules into the open gate, 'I know exactly what she is going to say.
    Chapter 1 (46% in)
  • His face is musing, downlooking; again it cracks faintly, with a kind of sardonic weariness.
    Chapter 4 (96% in)
  • Then he spoke again, moving; his voice now had an overtone, unmirthful yet quizzical, at once humorless and sardonic: "If I'm not, damned if I haven't wasted a lot of time."
    Chapter 11 (97% in)
  • Byron's face cracks with that grimace faint, fleeting, sardonic, weary, without mirth.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)

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