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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; Humorously sarcastic or mocking.

Usage examples (34)
  • Certainly ironical is the attempt to. bring in Biblical typology when Adrian, Clara, and Verney set sail for Greece.
  • That is what you might call ironical, is it not, sir?
  • Used in ironical sense. que ya ya.
  • He bent his head gravely, with a kind of ironical tolerance in his manner. for more
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