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sardonic

 [sahr-don´ik]
denoting a kind of spasmodic or satanic grin or involuntary smile; see risus sardonicus.
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Washington [US] November 9 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump has congratulated his supporters on the first anniversary of his historic win in the 2016 presidential election, by sardonically addressing them as "deplorables", a term which was coined by his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Eye might sardonically remark, bearing in mind last month's PE cover story, that it will always be far more likely for male engineers to walk out on a shift because of domestic issues given their 93% success rate in filling positions in the industry.
The film has a 30% rating on the website Rotten Tomatoes and according to a review by David Hiltbrand of Philadelphia Inquirer, "Machete Kills is a film in which style sardonically routs substance, a cloying gag built around the iconic quality of Trejo's matchlessly craggy face, which resembles a plate of sundried corned beef.
While Zayid took a dim view of some of the senior Al-Saud -- sardonically noting that Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of Interior's bumbling manner suggested that "Darwin was right" -- he wagered that the situation would be far different were Fahd in complete control of his faculties or, by contrast, if Abdullah was in total control.
Titled after the i nneapol is-to-Wasilla, Alaska, convenience-store franchise Holiday, one of which neighbors the exhibition space, this retail display was complete with a pair of changing rooms, a precious selection of framed Polaroids, sardonically cheery wall-lettering, and sales tags with images from a photo shoot showing both intimates from Kaspar's own international coterie and members of the institution's staff modeling between and before the titular convenience store.
Magnificent paintings, which Sheila says mostly benefit local artists, antiques and fabulous fakes, oddities, lamps, geegaws, fabrics, hundreds of fully framed turn-of-the-century females whom Sheila insists were her ancestors, fabulous antique books, which Sheila says sardonically she buys "by weight.
It is not a coincidence that the "Red Tsar" became an advocate of the former communists and is slamming the protesters unjustly and sardonically.
In his vale Muldoon somewhat sardonically reminds Parliament 'You forget the Two Oil Shocks'.
The gap has been embraced sardonically with the phrase, "We get paid in scenery.
I got up and left his room telling him sardonically, "I may not be familiar with UP politics, but I can tell you for sure that you are losing the election.
Booth's body-language (restless eyes, sardonically jutting jaw, fluttering hands) added value to the barbed diction of her speech-song (and helpfully translated surtitles) as we were taken through the actual lunacy of this commedia dell'arte's character's descent into disintegration.
The time they spend in advocating, attending meetings, preparing, researching, networking, hunching their shoulders, sighing and sardonically grinning, far exceeds 400 hours.