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English adjective: ironic

1. ironic humorously sarcastic or mocking

SamplesDry humor.
An ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely.
An ironic novel.
An ironical smile.
With a wry Scottish wit.

Synonymsdry, ironical, wry

Similarhumorous, humourous

Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

2. ironic characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

SamplesMadness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.
It was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely.



Antonymscongruent, congruous

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