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Meaning of IRONIC

Pronunciation:  I'rânik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"
  2. [adj]  humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
 

IRONIC is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: dry, humorous, humourous, incongruous, ironical, wry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\I*ron"ic\, a.
Ironical. --Sir T. Herbert.

 
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