Ironicalness
Ironical I*ron"ic*al, a. [LL. ironicus, Gr. ? dissembling: cf. F. ironique. See {Irony}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Pertaining to irony; containing, expressing, or characterized by, irony; as, an ironical remark. [1913 Webster]

2. Addicted to the use of irony; given to irony. -- {I*ron"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {I*ron"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • ironicalness — noun see ironic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ironicalness — See ironically. * * * …   Universalium

  • ironicalness — iron·i·cal·ness …   English syllables

  • ironicalness — kəlnə̇s noun ( es) : the quality or state of being ironical …   Useful english dictionary

  • ironic — also ironical adjective Date: 1576 1. relating to, containing, or constituting irony < an ironic remark > < an ironic coincidence > 2. given to irony < an ironic sense of humor > Synonyms: see sarcastic • ironicalness nou …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ironical — ironically, adv. ironicalness, n. /uy ron i keuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, exhibiting, or characterized by irony or mockery: an ironical compliment; an ironical smile. 2. using or prone to irony: an ironical speaker. [1570 80;… …   Universalium

  • ironic — /aɪˈrɒnɪk / (say uy ronik) adjective 1. characterised by irony: an ironic compliment. 2. using, or addicted to irony: an ironic speaker. Also, ironical /aɪˈrɒnɪkəl/ (say uy ronikuhl). {Latin īrōnicus, from Greek eirōnikos dissembling, feigning… …   Australian English dictionary

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