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Synonyms for ironic
aɪˈrɒn ɪkiron·ic

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  1. ironicadjective

    Synonyms:
    ironical

  2. ironicadjective

    Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.

    Synonyms:
    ironical

  3. ironicadjective

    Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.

    Synonyms:
    ironical

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, ironic, ironical, wryadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ironical, teetotal, wry, dry, juiceless

    Antonyms:
    congruous, humourless, humorless, congruent, unhumorous

  2. ironic, ironicaladjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ironical, wry, dry

    Antonyms:
    congruous, humorless, congruent, humourless, unhumorous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ironic":

    ironical, paradoxical, sarcastic, moronic

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#18930ironic
#29779sarcastic
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#44609wry
#63623moronic
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How to use ironic in a sentence?

  1. Angus King:

    It strikes me as ironic, at a time when risks are escalating, when we face kind of lone wolf terrorists here in the United States, that we are talking about unilaterally disarming, in effect, in terms of our intelligence capability.

  2. Jennifer Ohman:

    I find it ironic that a 95-year-old woman with COVID can function and perform ‘light duties’ — and health care workers who have COVID can go to work because somehow they aren’t contagious enough to be home for an extended period of time, yet my kids are forced to stay out of school for 10 days — that's 10 [full] days if they contract COVID.

  3. Chris Magnus:

    It’s safe to say what’s going on is a pull factor, which is somewhat ironic given the criticism from some of these same governors involved in this about various pull factors that they claim already exist.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    I am not a fan of Woodrow Wilson. He did a lot of damage to this country. And it's more than ironic that the protestors are going after leftist big government liberals.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition.


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