ironic ironic  /aɪ ˈrɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  2. (adj) characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is ironic that the person who rules the film industry today did not pass her first screen test.
  2. It is ironic that countries that formed consortiums to aid developing countries are now looking for aid themselves.
  3. It was ironic that the well-planned scheme failed so completely.

News

  1. A-R school security

    By Tribune-Review I find it ironic and coincidental that on June 7, the day after D-Day, the VND had an article “Quiet year for armed school guards.” ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. ‘BioShock’ Creator to Pen ‘Logan’s Run’ Remake

    It seems ironic that a film about a youth-centric society would itself be growing old, but that’s what’s been happening with the Logan’s Run remake. The project entered development about two decades ago and has passed through a number of high-profile filmmakers since then to no avail. So now, the studio’s looking outside the usual [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: /Film

  3. Gardening can be a delicate balancing act

    It’s a little ironic that I’m choosing this topic three months after I lost my balance in the garden, fell, and shattered my hip. As I wait for my total… Click to Continue »
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Cambrian

Quotes

  1. "Just a wild ride that was uncalled for," Keselowski said. "To come back and intentionally wreck someone, that's not cool. It could have killed someone in the grandstands. I know it's a little ironic that I'm saying it, but at least I didn't...
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Brad Keselowski Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "This is deeply troubling for a company that bases its business model on gathering consumer data," Barton said in a statement posted on Markey's Web site. "That failure is even more disturbing and ironic in view of the fact that Google is...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: CNET

  3. "It seems ironic that Paul McNulty, who at least tried to level with the committee, goes while Gonzales, who stonewalled the committee, is still in charge," Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said in a written statement Monday evening. "This...
    on May 14, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: CNN

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