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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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Hopefully, because WB wants to rekindle interest in the art form of burlesque: teasingly witty, sardonically sexy striptease.
Oh it was fun," he said sardonically to everyone in the room.
So we can only sit here and wait for people to come to us," he says, adding sardonically that knocking behind the closed doors of Sana'a would likely lead to a seven-fold increase in alcoholism patients.
He also sardonically questioned why so many "former FBI officials" seem to be briefing staffers in the Texas Legislature.
There were some comments coming sardonically toward the front.
I'm sure - well, I hope- my boys don't think it's uncool to be seen in public with a member of what smug observers sardonically write off as the hip-op generation.
I've heard of re-gifting but this is pushing it," remarks Stella sardonically.
Good PR is something that Dubai needs at the moment; especially since the world's press is reporting - sardonically - about Dubai's hardships, and how the emirate's party has ended.
At times, she remarks upon this shift, sardonically begging her reader's pardon, "Forgive me for being mean.
I suppose the wise decision by state-owned TV not to air the series is based on an undeniable truth that Nasser did nothing during his time in power except change the face of life altogether not only in Egypt, but also in the entire Arab world," he continued sardonically.
Sardonically, another oil sales executive for one of the majors, asked the question: "How can some oil delivery companies buy from our terminal at a higher price than they re-sell to their customers?
In response to a report from Diane Ravitch and Chester Finn that most American 17-year-olds have deep deficits in historical knowledge, Benjamin Barber sardonically proposed a multiple-choice test for 47-year-olds: his point was that both we and our teenage children would do well on items of immediate social, cultural, and economic relevance and poorly on the rest.