Definitions for ironical

Definitions for (adj) ironical

Main entry: ironic, ironical

Definition: characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

Usage: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker; it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

Main entry: dry, wry, ironic, ironical

Definition: humorously sarcastic or mocking

Usage: dry humor; an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely; an ironic novel; an ironical smile; with a wry Scottish wit

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