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ironic

  
, ironical  
1       adj   When you make an ironic remark, you say something that you do not mean, as a joke.  
People used to call me Mr Popularity at high school, but they were being ironic.     
2       adj   If you say that it is ironic that something should happen, you mean that it is odd or amusing because it involves a contrast.  
oft it v-link ADJ that  
Does he not find it ironic that the sort of people his movie celebrates hardly ever watch this kind of movie?     
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ironic

  
, ironical  
1    double-edged, mocking, mordacious, sarcastic, sardonic, satirical, scoffing, sneering, with tongue in cheek, wry  
2    incongruous, paradoxical  

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