American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characterized by or constituting irony.
- adj. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at sarcastic.
- adj. Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as ironical.
- adj. Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
- adj. Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Ironical.
- adj. characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
- adj. humorously sarcastic or mocking
- irony + -ic (Wiktionary)
“I found the title ironic, because whether my pain was all in my head or not, it was definitely in my head.”
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“Such name-calling makes the term ironic, not a vehicle for oppression.”
“Even more ironic is it that Facebook founder and Waiting for Superman enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg can donate $110 million to finance Newark's public school reform, while we teachers and our students are barred from accessing Facebook on school computers and using it as a teaching/learning tool.”
“Making this even more ironic is the fact that the tighter standards the Chamber is trying to block would reduce by over 2 million the number of days of school kids miss due to air-pollution related illnesses.”
“What's ironic is that conservatives made similar claims in 2006 after the Democrats took control of Congress.”
“(And the comparison was really a crack at how conservatives are constantly referring to Obama's adminstration as communist and whatnot, but there is a certain ironic parallel with this.)”
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“What I find ironic is that most of the meat produced in the Amazon region goes to Europe!”
“What's ironic is that these are shows that you'd think would be purpose-built to be fully self-contained.”
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