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  Words related to irony

Related / Similar Words: sarcasm, satire, caustic remark

 

Definition:
  • incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland''s copying the nation she most hated";
  • witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody''s face but their own"--Johathan Swift;
  • a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs;

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    Hyponyms: Socratic irony, dramatic irony

     

    Attributes: sarcastic, unsarcastic

     

    Derivational Morphology: satirize, satirise, lampoon

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: ironija   Croatian: ironija  
    Finnish: ironia   German: Ironie  
    Greek: ειρωνεία   Hungarian: irónia  
    Polish: ironia   Portuguese: ironia  
    Romanian: ironie   Russian: ирония  
    Slovene: ironija  
     
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