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[ahy-ron-i-kuh l] /aɪˈrɒn ɪ kəl/
pertaining to, of the nature of, exhibiting, or characterized by irony or mockery:
an ironical compliment; an ironical smile.
using or prone to irony:
an ironical speaker.
Origin of ironical
1570-80; ironic + -al1
Related forms
ironically, adverb
ironicalness, noun
nonironical, adjective
nonironically, adverb
nonironicalness, noun
semi-ironical, adjective
semi-ironically, adverb
unironical, adjective
unironically, adverb
1, 2. sarcastic, sardonic. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ironically


(sentence modifier) it is ironic that: ironically, McCoist has never scored against Rangers
in an ironic manner: I laughed ironically
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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