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ironical

[ahy-ron-i-kuh l] /aɪˈrɒn ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, of the nature of, exhibiting, or characterized by irony or mockery:
an ironical compliment; an ironical smile.
2.
using or prone to irony:
an ironical speaker.
Origin of ironical
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; ironic + -al1
Related forms
ironically, adverb
ironicalness, noun
nonironical, adjective
nonironically, adverb
nonironicalness, noun
semi-ironical, adjective
semi-ironically, adverb
unironical, adjective
unironically, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. sarcastic, sardonic.
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