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Dictionary definition for: Ironic

1. (s) 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"

2. (s) 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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