Except the last time that irony occurred, 600,000 Americans died.
“For a better life,” one of the relatives at his bedside said with no irony at all.
And the irony is, the harder we tried to de-frizz, the frizzier it got.
The irony of our success in Iraq is that the country may push us out even sooner than Obama plans.
The irony of course is that Medicaid is a poorly structured program that delivers notoriously disappointing results.
Following him into the garden next morning, he said to himself: 'No irony—that's fatal.
It was the irony of such a fate that sunk its poisoned dagger into his heart.
There was a touch of irony in the tone, to the only one there who had the key to its burden.
There was irony mixed with anger in his reply, which was half interrogative.
"Whether England is still in existence or not, I suppose," said Servadac, in a tone of irony.
c.1500, from Latin ironia, from Greek eironeia "dissimulation, assumed ignorance," from eiron "dissembler," perhaps related to eirein "to speak" (see verb). Used in Greek of affected ignorance, especially that of Socrates. For nuances of usage, see humor. Figurative use for "condition opposite to what might be expected; contradictory circumstances" is from 1640s.