Ebert was celebrated for the sardonic wit and democratic writing style he employed in his reviews.
Alan Arkin also provides an award-worthy turn as Lester Siegel, a sardonic, over-the-hill movie mogul who helps in the mission.
“Louie has a typical day”—that's the log line, sardonic and perfect.
Grunwald is a friend of mine, a talented novelist, a huge-hearted wife and mom, smart, funny, sardonic, immensely kind.
This is Cheever on Xanax, or maybe lithium, but the voice is still there; sardonic, hilarious, and very much of our time.
Now, with her worldly wisdom and her bitter knowledge of love, she found herself regarding the situation with sardonic humour.
Clavering assented, but there was a sardonic gleam in his eyes.
"We can't upset the boat," remarked young Pedgift, with sardonic gravity.
All, save Colonel Forrest, who wore a sardonic smile throughout it all.
The Doctor grinned at her with sardonic enjoyment of her predicament.
scornful, mocking; disdainfully humorous
Greek sardonios 'derisive'
"apparently but not really proceeding from gaiety," 1630s, from French sardonique (16c.), from Latin sardonius (but as if from Latin *sardonicus) in Sardonius risus, loan-translation of Greek sardonios (gelos) "of bitter or scornful (laughter)," altered from Homeric sardanios (of uncertain origin) by influence of Sardonios "Sardinian," because the Greeks believed that eating a certain plant they called sardonion (literally "plant from Sardinia," see Sardinia) caused facial convulsions resembling those of sardonic laughter, usually followed by death. For nuances of usage, see humor. Earlier in same sense sardonian (1580s), from Latin sardonius. Related: Sardonically.