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1. irony

noun. ['ˈaɪrəni'] witty language used to convey insults or scorn.

Synonyms

  • witticism
  • satire
  • humor
  • sarcasm
  • humour
  • wittiness
  • wit
  • unsarcastic
  • sarcastic

Antonyms

  • unsarcastic
  • stupidity
  • respectful
  • uncritical

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • iron (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Irony

  • aborigine
  • accompany
  • agony
  • albany
  • androgyny
  • anemone
  • anthony
  • antigone
  • antony
  • balcony
  • bethany
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  • botany
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  • brittany
  • cacophony
  • canonie
  • carmany
  • co.
  • colony

Example sentences of the word irony


1. Noun, singular or mass
The second irony is that the bottles hold nothing more than purified tap water about half the time.

2. Adjective
Typically, irony refers to the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.

Quotes containing the word irony


1. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

2. A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

3. I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way.
- John Zorn

2. irony

noun. ['ˈaɪrəni'] incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.

Synonyms

  • incongruity
  • Socratic irony

Antonyms

  • congruity
  • good humor
  • ill humor

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • iron (English)

3. irony

noun. ['ˈaɪrəni'] a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs.

Synonyms

  • antiphrasis
  • image
  • dramatic irony
  • figure
  • trope

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • iron (English)
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