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Definition of Ironical


  1. Pertaining to irony; containing, expressing, or characterized by, irony; as, an ironical remark.
  2. Addicted to the use of irony; given to irony.

Ironical Quotations

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
W. Somerset Maugham

At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
Seamus Heaney

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
David Riesman

When the first settlers landed on American shores, the difficulties in finding or making shelter must have seemed ironical as well as almost unbearable.
Alice Morse Earle
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Ironical Translations

ironical in German is ironisch, ironisch, ironische
ironical in Swedish is spydlig, ironisk
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