Origin of ironic
Examples from the Web for ironic
So it was ironic a couple of months later when the Tea Partiers were railing against it—it had already expired.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ironic, since it was originally meant to suppress sugar lust.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How ironic that the Hermit Kingdom is taking the blame for our first real look inside a clique that not even Vice dares penetrate.Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack|James Poulos|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How ironic and unfortunate that the critics tend to focus on one “bad” class or the other.
That is ironic politically because just this spring Obama asked Congress to narrow the 2001 AUMF or even consider phasing it out.
He considered her and she kept her cold, ironic face uplifted to his scrutiny.The Third Window|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
He waved an ironic farewell and crossed the road to his own lodgings, which stood almost directly opposite.The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
The Governor watched it for a moment with an ironic grin, then began opening the envelopes and scanning the contents.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!|Meredith Nicholson
"Might try soothin' syrup," said the deacon, with an ironic grin.Scattergood Baines|Clarence Budington Kelland
Her pale, usually expressionless face was lighted now with an ironic smile.Rich Man, Poor Man|Maximilian Foster
British Dictionary definitions for ironic
Word Origin and History for ironic
1620s, from Late Latin ironicus, from Greek eironikos "dissembling, putting on a feigned ignorance," from eironeia (see irony). Related: Ironical (1570s); ironically.