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ironic

[ahy-ron-ik] /aɪˈrɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony:
an ironic novel; an ironic remark.
2.
of, pertaining to, or tending to use irony or mockery; ironical.
3.
coincidental; unexpected:
It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband at the dinner.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Late Latin īrōnicus < Greek eirōnikós dissembling, insincere. See irony, -ic
Related forms
nonironic, adjective
semi-ironic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for semi-ironic

ironic

/aɪˈrɒnɪk/
adjective
1.
of, characterized by, or using irony
Derived Forms
ironicalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for semi-ironic

ironic

adj.

1620s, from Late Latin ironicus, from Greek eironikos "dissembling, putting on a feigned ignorance," from eironeia (see irony). Related: Ironical (1570s); ironically.

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