ironically vs coincidentally :

ironically vs coincidentally

ironically or coincidentally

Ironically relates to irony, the act of conveying covert sarcasm under a serious or friendly pretense like an ironical compliment or disguised sarcasm.

"Ironically, the story ended with him surviving even after contacting HIV/AIDS."

Coincidentally means an action or series of events appearing to be of meaningful connection when none exists occurring at the same time or place.

"They arrived coincidentally to the party."

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  • r  contrary to plan or expectation
    ironically, he ended up losing money under his own plan
  • r  in an ironic manner
    she began to mimic him ironically

  • r  happening at the same time
News & Articles

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    June 16, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
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    June 16, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
  • Councilman appears in Internet documentary about KKK
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    June 14, 2013 - FOX 13 Memphis

  • More bad news for Horned Frogs' defense
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    June 16, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
  • Murals in second year of US tour
    As summer approaches, the highly valued murals from Talladega College continue the second year of a three-year tour through major U.S. cities. Coincidentally, the murals begin the second year of their tour during the 50th anniversary of some of the key events of the Civil Rights Movement.
    June 15, 2013 - The Daily Home
  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon drops by NCAR
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon paid a visit Friday to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a unique Boulder landmark coincidentally designed by Ban's neighbor, famed architect I. M. Pei.
    June 14, 2013 - Colorado Daily