HyperDic: irony

English > 3 senses of the word irony:
NOUNcommunicationirony, sarcasm, satire, caustic remarkwitty language used to convey insults or scorn
attributeironyincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
communicationironya trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
irony > pronunciation
Soundsay'rahniy
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English > irony: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningwitty language used to convey insults or scorn.
Example "irony is wasted on the stupid"
Synonymssarcasm, satire, caustic remark
AttributessarcasticExpressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
unsarcasticnot sarcastic
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishironía, sarcasmo, sátira
Catalanironia, sarcasme, sàtira
Adjectivesironic, ironicalhumorously sarcastic or mocking
Nounsironista humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
English > irony: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.
Example"the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
NarrowerSocratic ironyadmission of your own ignorance and willingness to learn while exposing someone's inconsistencies by close questioning
Broaderincongruity, incongruousnessThe quality of disagreeing
Spanishironia, ironía
Catalanironia
Adjectivesironic, ironicalcharacterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
English > irony: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.
PartsantiphrasisThe use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)
Narrowerdramatic irony(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning / meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
Broadertrope, figure of speech, figure, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
Usagedeserving, worthWorthy of being treated in a particular way
indeed(used as an interjection) an expression of surprise or skepticism or irony etc.
pretty(used ironically) unexpectedly bad
Spanishironía
Catalanironia
Adjectivesironic, ironicalcharacterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

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