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Synonyms for ironicaɪˈrɒn ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, ironic, ironical, wry(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"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, dry, ironic, juiceless

    congruous, humourless, humorless, congruent, unhumorous

  2. ironic, ironical(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"

    ironical, wry, dry, ironic

    congruous, humorless, congruent, humourless, unhumorous


  1. ironic(adjective)


  2. ironic(adjective)

    Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.


  3. ironic(adjective)

    Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.


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ironical, paradoxical, sarcastic, moronic

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