ironical

[ahy-ron-i-kuhl]
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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

First recorded in 1570–80; ironic + -al1
Related formsi·ron·i·cal·ly, adverbi·ron·i·cal·ness, nounnon·i·ron·i·cal, adjectivenon·i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·ron·i·cal·ness, nounsem·i-i·ron·i·cal, adjectivesem·i-i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverbun·i·ron·i·cal, adjectiveun·i·ron·i·cal·ly, adverb

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ironically

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