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ironically

[ ahy-ron-ik-lee ]
/ aɪˈrɒn ɪk li /
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adverb
in a way that uses words to mean the opposite of what they normally mean, or makes an obvious exaggeration or understatement, as a joke or in order to make a point:French author Anatole France ironically commented on the neglect of the poor, “The law in its majesty gives equal rights to the rich and poor to sleep under bridges.”
in a way that is the opposite of what would be expected, often as a remarkable coincidence:Ironically, one of the main messages of this text on warfare is how to avoid battle through meticulous preparation and planning.
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Origin of ironically

OTHER WORDS FROM ironically

non·i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i-i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverbun·i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use ironically in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ironically

ironically
/ (aɪˈrɒnɪkəlɪ) /

adverb
(sentence modifier) it is ironic thatironically, McCoist has never scored against Rangers
in an ironic mannerI laughed ironically
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