Associations to the word «Ironic»


IRONIC, adjective. Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
IRONIC, adjective. Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
IRONIC COOL, noun. The status of a genre, or celebrity associated with a genre, that has gone out of fashion for long enough to have been adopted, usually by a younger audience, as fashionable again; to be ironic. The genre or celebrity adopted has to be at odds both with current fashions for that age group and attempting non-conformity.
IRONIC ERROR, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see ironic,‎ error.
IRONIC ERROR, noun. A blunder that occurs as the result of a strenuous effort to avoid it, such as spilling a drink because one is concentrating on not doing so.
IRONIC ERRORS, noun. Plural of ironic error

Dictionary definition

IRONIC, adjective. 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".
IRONIC, adjective. 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".

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