Definition of Ironic in English :

Define Ironic in English

Ironic meaning in English

Meaning of Ironic in English

Pronunciation of Ironic in English

Ironic pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ironic in English


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1. dry, ironic, ironical, wry

humorously sarcastic or mocking

Example Sentences:
'dry humor'
'an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely'
'an ironic novel'
'an ironical smile'
'with a wry Scottish wit'

2. ironic, ironical

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

Example Sentences:
'madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker'
'it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ironic
of, characterized by, or using irony

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see synonyms of ironic
meaning the contrary of what is expressed
using, or given to the use of, irony
having the quality of irony; directly opposite to what is or might be expected
marked by coincidence or by a curious or striking juxtaposition of events
regarded by many as a loose usage

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ironic
1. Characterized by or constituting irony.
2. Given to the use of irony.
3. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.
4. Usage Problem Coincidental or improbable.

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