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irony

  
  ( ironies    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Irony is a subtle form of humour which involves saying things that you do not mean.  
Sinclair examined the closed, clever face for any hint of irony, but found none.     
2       n-var   If you talk about the irony of a situation, you mean that it is odd or amusing because it involves a contrast.  
oft N of/in n  
The irony is that many officials in Washington agree in private that their policy is inconsistent...     
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irony

  
1    mockery, sarcasm, satire  
2    contrariness, incongruity, paradox  

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iron, ironic, ion, ironing

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