English adjective: ironical
|1.||ironical characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is|
|Samples||Madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.|
It was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely.
|2.||ironical humorously sarcastic or mocking|
An ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely.
An ironic novel.
An ironical smile.
With a wry Scottish wit.
|Synonyms||dry, ironic, wry|
|Antonyms||humorless, humourless, unhumorous|