Ironic meaning

ī-rŏnĭ-kəl
The definition of ironic is something that is exactly the opposite of what is meant or expected to happen.

An example of ironic is a vegan wearing a fur coat.

An example of ironic is moving an event indoors because of rain and having the fire sprinklers accidently come on.

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Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended.

Madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.

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Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
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Using, or given to the use of, irony.
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Having the quality of irony; directly opposite to what is or might be expected.
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Marked by coincidence or by a curious or striking juxtaposition of events.
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Given to the use of irony.
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Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
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Meaning the contrary of what is expressed.
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Characterized by or constituting irony.
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Origin of ironic

  • From Middle French ironique, from Late Latin ironicus

    From Wiktionary