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That raised a particular irony, since Jones himself is arguably the Capitol’s biggest opponent of remote voting.

It’s no small irony the movement is based on fraudulent data, published by the now disgraced Andrew Wakefield, an English gastroenterologist.

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.

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.

It may be fun and it may get them paid, until oversaturation ruins our sense for irony and destroys the market for it.

The irony did not escape one local, Laith Hathim, as he stood and watched the newly minted refugees make their way into Mosul.

The irony has thinned with the economy, perhaps: Who can really afford just to pretend to DIY today?

The root of the word irony is in the Greek eironeia, “liar.”

Lacking any sense of irony, Eldridge made campaign-finance reform a signature plank.

This unreasoning, feminine obstinacy so wrought upon him that he permitted himself a smile and a lapse into irony and banter.

Today her irony was concealed, but, like a carefully-covered fire, he knew it was burning still.

Barrington winced a little, for he recognized the irony in the failing voice, but he rose and moved towards the bed.

As you will see, I was unable to end my letter without a touch of impertinent irony, which proved how much in love I still was.

Ovid looked a bit doubtful, but Scattergood's voice was so interested, so bland, that any suspicion of irony was allayed.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to irony, such as: humor, paradox, satire, twist, wit, and banter.

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