HyperDic: ironic

English > 2 senses of the word ironic:
ADJECTIVEallironic, dry, ironical, wryhumorously sarcastic or mocking
allironic, ironicalcharacterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
ironic > pronunciation
Soundsayraa'nihk
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English > ironic: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghumorously sarcastic or mocking.
Examples
  • "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"
  • "an ironic novel"
  • "an ironical smile"
Synonymsdry, ironical, wry
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Spanishirónico
Catalanirònic
Nounsironywitty language used to convey insults or scorn
English > ironic: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is.
Examples
  • "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"
  • "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"
Synonymironical
Broaderincongruouslacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
Spanishironic, irónico
Catalanirònic
Nounsironyincongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
ironya trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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