Synonyms for ironic

Synonyms for (adjective) ironic

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: incongruous

Definition: lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness

Usage: a plan incongruous with reason; incongruous behavior; a joke that was incongruous with polite conversation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: humorous, humourous

Definition: full of or characterized by humor

Usage: humorous stories; humorous cartoons; in a humorous vein