ironic - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/aɪˈrɒnɪk/

or ironical 

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/aɪˈrɒnɪk(ə)l/

  1. 1
    linguistics expressing the opposite of what you really think, especially in order to be humorous

    an ironic comment

    an ironic little smile

  2. 2
    an ironic event or situation is interesting and sometimes humorous, because it is the opposite of what you would expect

    an ironic twist of fate

    It’s ironic that a government so concerned about law and order is disregarding an international treaty.