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synonyms for ironic

  • arrogant
  • caustic
  • incongruous
  • mocking
  • paradoxical
  • ridiculous
  • sardonic
  • satiric
  • satirical
  • twisted
  • unexpected
  • wry
  • acrid
  • alert
  • backbiting
  • biting
  • bitter
  • burlesque
  • chaffing
  • clever
  • contemptuous
  • contradictory
  • critical
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • defiant
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • double-edged
  • exaggerated
  • implausible
  • incisive
  • ironical
  • keen
  • mordant
  • pungent
  • quick-witted
  • scathing
  • scoffing
  • sharp
  • sneering
  • spicy
  • trenchant
  • uncomplimentary
  • witty
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antonyms for ironic

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  • straight
  • sincere
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How to use ironic in a sentence

In its own ironic way, Halloween has always offered a brief respite from real-world horrors.
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That’s quite ironic coming from the head of a company whose products are used in operations that contribute to serious human rights violations.
AS PALANTIR GOES PUBLIC, CONSIDER ITS TROUBLING HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
The collection, which includes 15 pieces, reflects Abloh’s signature “ironic” style.
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It is ironic that the integrity of the second law of thermodynamics, which is responsible for irreversibility in the world, is safeguarded at the micro level by this reversibility.
WHY OUR PERPETUAL ENERGY PUZZLE FAILSPRADEEP MUTALIKMAY 22, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The title may sound ironic, but it wasn’t intended that way.
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So this was the curious and ironic fact; the nation had been saved—but only to be handed over to the money-changers!
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
As the Tassos reached for him, a last ironic thought drifted through Hendricks mind.
SECOND VARIETYPHILIP KINDRED DICK
Gray, silent in the shadows, laughed a bitter, ironic laugh.
A WORLD IS BORNLEIGH DOUGLASS BRACKETT
There was a suggestion of the ludicrous, a faint ironic aroma, in the phrase, which aroused angry passions.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
My friend S— the elder passed me on the other side of the street with a wave of the hand and an ironic smile.
'TWIXT LAND & SEAJOSEPH CONRAD
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