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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.


Synonymsironical


Similarincongruous


Antonymscongruent, congruous









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