Definition of IRONY

noun : IRONY

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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";

  • 2. (

    ) incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated" ;

  • 3. (

    ) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs ;

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