What does ironic mean?

Definitions for ironic
aɪˈrɒn ɪkiron·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, ironic, ironical, wryadjective

    humorously sarcastic or mocking

    "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

  2. ironic, ironicaladjective

    characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

    "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"; "it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely"

Wiktionary

  1. ironicadjective

    Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.

  2. ironicadjective

    Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.

Wikipedia

  1. ironic

    Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is the juxtaposition of what on the surface appears to be the case and what is actually the case or to be expected; it is an important rhetorical device and literary technique. Irony can be categorized into different types, including verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony. Verbal, dramatic, and situational irony are often used for emphasis in the assertion of a truth. The ironic form of simile, used in sarcasm, and some forms of litotes can emphasize one's meaning by the deliberate use of language which states the opposite of the truth, denies the contrary of the truth, or drastically and obviously understates a factual connection.

ChatGPT

  1. ironic

    Ironic refers to a situation or outcome that is the opposite of, or different from, what would be naturally or normally expected, often creating an unexpected twist or a humorous or poignant observation. It can also relate to the use of words expressing something different from, or opposite to, their literal meaning, typically in a humorous or sarcastic context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ironicadjective

    ironical

Wikidata

  1. Ironic

    "Ironic" is a song recorded by Canadian-American singer Alanis Morissette for her third studio album Jagged Little Pill. It was written by Morissette and Glen Ballard, and was produced by him. Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released it as the album's fourth single on February 27, 1996 in CD, maxi and cassette formats. "Ironic" is a pop rock song written in the key of B major, and includes a moderate tempo of eighty-two beats per minute. Although the lyrics present several situations which are said to be "ironic", it has been noted by some commentators, including comedians and satirists, that these situations were not truly ironic, earning critiques and parodies as well as corrections to make the situations actually "ironic". The track topped the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart for six weeks, and reached the top five in Australia, New Zealand and Norway. In the United States, the song reached number four on April 13, 1996, and currently is her highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100. "Ironic" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song received two Grammy Award nominations in 1997, one of them Record of the Year. French director Stéphane Sednaoui filmed the music video. In it, Morissette drives through a winter landscape, and she plays multiple roles as her passengers. MTV nominated the music video for six MTV Video Music Awards in 1996, winning three of them. The music video was listed on VH1's "Greatest Music Videos" list and was parodied by Allison Rheaume and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ironic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ironic in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Lamb-Hale:

    It is ironic that China is pushing back, saying 'We want the market to address this,'.

  2. Larry Hutcher:

    It's ironic that President Trump, who portrays himself as an advocate of the working man, doesn't see fit to pay his own driver a fair wage.

  3. Michael Cohen:

    I find it ironic, President Trump, that you are in Vietnam right now.

  4. Photographer Sofie Amalie Klougart:

    I think it was the first time they saw a movie at the reception center in Pozzallo, and of course there is a big television just on top of the (laptop) screen, but it never worked, and the ironic part is that it was such a violent movie that was shown. ... Even though (the migrants) didn't seem to care, I was thinking, 'What's going through their minds?'.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition.

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