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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

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert A. Heinlein

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.
Frederick Douglass

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
W. Somerset Maugham

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jessamyn West

Without a trace of irony I can say I have been blessed with brilliant enemies. I owe them a great debt, because they redoubled my energies and drove me in new directions.
E. O. Wilson
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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

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