Sardonian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sardonius, from Ancient Greek Σαρδόνιος (Sardónios, Sardinian), earlier σαρδάνιος (sardánios).

Adjective[edit]

Sardonian (comparative more Sardonian, superlative most Sardonian)

  1. (obsolete) Sardonic.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.9:
      He gan with guilefull words her to perswade / To banish feare; and, with Sardonian smyle / Laughing on her, his false intent to shade, / Gan forth to lay his bayte […].