ironically ironically  /aɪ ˈrɑ nɪk li/


  1. (adv) contrary to plan or expectation
  2. (adv) in an ironic manner


  1. The pictures, ironically, capture the wrong image of Walter Reuther.
  2. The result is that DRM helps perpetuate Apple's quasi-monopoly in the portable digital-music-player market, which ironically has a slightly Microsoftesque air about it.
  3. And for that, ironically, you can blame the most gay-friendly President ever: Bill Clinton.


  1. 2 Chainz Announces Second LP Title

    A little more than a year after releasing his Grammy-nominated debut Based on a T.R.U. Story , 2 Chainz returns with B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time on Sept. 10, 2013. September 10, 2013. B.O.A.T.S. II #MEtime — Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) June 16, 2013 B.O.A.T.S. II drops two days before 2 Chainz's 36th birthday on Sept. 12. Ironically, Tity Boi announced the new album news at Atlanta radio station ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. White working his way back

    Alex White fights a daily battle against opponents he cannot see or touch. For a man who is so accustomed to moving and doing and thinking about what is next, White has found that rest is ironically one of the most tiring things he has ever encountered.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Daily Reflector

  3. Councilman appears in Internet documentary about KKK

    When we met with Memphis City Councilman Myron Lowery, ironically he was working on a film project of his own...the details of which he'll release in due time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Memphis


  1. "Some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion," he said. "Ironically, I've got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Ynetnews

  2. "The time has come, off the back of the current crisis, to proclaim that the great neo-liberal experiment of past failed, that the emperor has no clothes," Rudd said. "Ironically, it falls to social democracy to prevent liberal democracy from...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Kevin Rudd Source:

  3. "Ironically enough, on 13, it was the perfect club, a 4-iron," Woods said. "I had to hit a 5-iron as hard as I could over that creek and hook it back, which is not exactly the shot you want to hit there." "But looking back over the...
    on Apr 8, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /