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synonyms for irony

  • humor
  • paradox
  • satire
  • twist
  • wit
  • banter
  • burlesque
  • contempt
  • contrariness
  • criticism
  • derision
  • incongruity
  • jibe
  • mockery
  • quip
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • reproach
  • ridicule
  • taunt
  • mordancy
  • sardonicism
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antonyms for irony

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  • seriousness
  • approval
  • compliment
  • flattery
  • praise
  • respect
  • consideration
  • deference
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How to use irony in a sentence

That raised a particular irony, since Jones himself is arguably the Capitol’s biggest opponent of remote voting.
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It’s no small irony the movement is based on fraudulent data, published by the now disgraced Andrew Wakefield, an English gastroenterologist.
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The grand irony being that they all blame each other for, well, who’s to blame.
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It’s a bitter irony that the e-waste mountains collecting in the world’s poorest places actually contain a fortune.
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The dark irony is that, when people take to the streets to protest racism in policing, some police have used cutting-edge tools with a known racial bias against those assembled.
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The irony, Cynical Theories posits, is that these illiberal measures don’t work in defeating discrimination.
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Observes Poznansky, “It’s the irony of ironies that where the virus spread is out of control may be the optimal place to test the vaccine.”
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“It’s the irony of ironies that where the virus spread is out of control may be the optimal place to test the vaccine,” Poznansky says.
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This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.
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Today her irony was concealed, but, like a carefully-covered fire, he knew it was burning still.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
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