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 sarcasticironicalness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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