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    irony

    irony - Dictionary definition and meaning for word irony

    Definition
    (noun) witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    Synonyms : caustic remark , sarcasm , satire
    Example Sentence
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own
    Definition
    (noun) incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    Example Sentence
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated
    Definition
    (noun) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
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