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ironic

[ ahy-ron-ik ]
/ aɪˈrɒn ɪk /
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adjective

using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony: an ironic novel; an ironic remark.
of, relating to, or tending to use irony or mockery; ironical.
coincidental; unexpected: It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband at the dinner.

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Origin of ironic

1620–30; <Late Latin īrōnicus<Greek eirōnikós dissembling, insincere. See irony1, -ic
non·i·ron·ic, adjectivesem·i-i·ron·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ironic

ironic

ironical

/ (aɪˈrɒnɪk) /

adjective

of, characterized by, or using irony
ironicalness, noun
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