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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.
But this relationship cannot--as scenes in their respective home worlds sardonically illustrate--extend beyond the ship.
We'd love to invite you for dinner, but you can only smell the food," he added sardonically.
He thought it an impertinence, completed his morning cough and grunted sardonically.
Adam Lewis Schroeder's latest, All-Day Breakfast, latches onto the modern zombie fascination and spins a sardonically humorous allegorical takedown of modern corporate greed, military interventionism, and environmental ignorance.
Many other such tales have they with which to strike terror into the hearts of bad boys and girls,' he added sardonically.
Rush and his team on the SS Wilmington, including submarine expert Karen Vleska, race against Russian and Chinese interests ("the new Russian government makes old Vladimir Putin look peaceful as Gandhi," Rush's boss reports sardonically in the near-future scenario), an unidentified spy, and time to stop the outbreak of a deadly virus.
I will resist temptation to respond to the competitive mums at Toddler Time - who loudly brag that their child has walked, talked or eaten solids before everyone else's - by announcing sardonically that Isaac (age two) has just passed his driving test.
The episode is sardonically titled "White Christmas.'' It stars Jon Hamm of "Mad Men'' and, needless to say, it does not offer seasonal merriment or a duet by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
The judge sardonically replied: "I'd like to have an employer giving me Dh30,000 worth of gifts."
"Sometimes tradition," Will suggests sardonically, "is just something you were stupid enough to do twice."