来自拉丁语 sardonius risus,撒丁岛的嘲笑，据说来自希腊语 sardonion,一种撒丁岛的植物，来 自 Sardo,撒丁岛，risus,嘲笑，词源同 derisive,ridiculous.一种剧毒之物，人吃后会面部抽搐， 带着诡异的笑容死去，类似于《天龙八部》丁春秋所使用的“逍遥三笑散”。后引申词义轻 蔑的，嘲弄的。
- sardonic:  The Greek word for ‘scornful, mocking’ was sardánios, but this came to be changed to sardónios, which literally meant ‘Sardinian’, through association with the Latin term herba Sardonia ‘Sardinian plant’, the name of a sort of plant which when eaten caused facial contortions that resembled a scornful grin. English acquired the word via Latin sardonius and French sardonique. The sardine  probably gets its name from Sardinia too.
- sardonic (adj.)
- "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.
- 1. Occasionally he made a humorously sardonic remark.
- 2. She gave him a sardonic smile.
- 3. " I'm not being silly,'she replied with a sardonic laugh.
- 她冷笑道: “ 我才不胡说呢.
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- 4. The thought brought a sardonic smile to Wu Sun - fu's lips.
- 吴荪 甫 狞笑了.
- 5. " You needn't be afraid, " he said with a sardonic smile.
- 屠维岳冷冷地微笑. “ 你不要慌!
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