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  Definition of irony
  1. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland''s copying the nation she most hated"
  2. witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody''s face but their own"--Johathan Swift
  3. a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
Similar Words: sarcasm, satire, caustic remark

 

Hyponyms: Socratic irony, dramatic irony

 

Attributes: sarcastic, unsarcastic

 

Derivational Morphology: satirize, satirise, lampoon

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: ironija   Croatian: ironija  
Finnish: ironia   German: Ironie  
Greek: ειρωνεία   Hungarian: irónia  
Polish: ironia   Portuguese: ironia  
Romanian: ironie   Russian: ирония  
Slovene: ironija  
 
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