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sardonic

adjective uk   /sɑːˈdɒn.ɪk/ us    /sɑːrˈdɑː.nɪk/
showing little respect in a humorous but unkind way, often because you think that you are too important to consider or discuss a matter: a sardonic smile/look/commentMocking and taunting
sardonically
adverb uk   /-ˈdɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈdɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/
Mocking and taunting
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