[ ahy-ron-ik ]
/ aɪˈrɒn ɪk /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM ironicnon·i·ron·ic, adjectivesem·i-i·ron·ic, adjective
Words nearby ironic
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British Dictionary definitions for non-ironic
/ (aɪˈrɒnɪk) /
of, characterized by, or using irony
Derived forms of ironicironicalness, noun
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