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Definition of Irony

Irony

  1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
  2. Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
  3. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
  4. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.

Irony Quotations

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

Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.
Dick Cavett

By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman. I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.
Nikola Tesla

Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.
Douglas Coupland

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.
David Foster Wallace
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Irony Translations

irony in Dutch is ironie
irony in French is ironie
irony in German is Ironie
irony in Italian is ironia
irony in Norwegian is ironi
irony in Swedish is ironin, ironi