Associations to the word «Irony»


IRONY, noun. A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context.
IRONY, noun. Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.
IRONY, noun. Ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.
IRONY, noun. The state of two usually unrelated entities, parties, actions, etc. being related through a common connection in an uncommon way.
IRONY, noun. (informal) (sometimes proscribed)
IRONY, adjective. Of or pertaining to the metal iron.
IRONY MARK, noun. The proposed punctuation mark ؟ or ⸮, used to suggest irony or sarcasm in a question.
IRONY MARKS, noun. Plural of irony mark

Dictionary definition

IRONY, noun. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "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"--Jonathan Swift.
IRONY, noun. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated".
IRONY, noun. A trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb