English noun: irony
|1.||irony (communication) witty language used to convey insults or scorn|
|Samples||He used sarcasm to upset his opponent.|
Irony is wasted on the stupid.
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
|Synonyms||caustic remark, sarcasm, satire|
|Broader (hypernym)||humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness|
|2.||irony (attribute) incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs|
|Samples||The irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated.|
|Broader (hypernym)||incongruity, incongruousness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Socratic irony|
|3.||irony (communication) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs|
|Broader (hypernym)||figure, figure of speech, image, trope|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dramatic irony|
|Domain usage members||deserving, indeed, pretty, worth|