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an ironic comment
an ironic little smile
an ironic twist of fate
It's ironic that a government so concerned about law and order is disregarding an international treaty.
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English version of definition of ironic
a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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American definition of ironic from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.