sarcastic vs ironic :


  • a  expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

  • s  humorously sarcastic or mocking
    an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    an ironic novel
    an ironical smile
  • s  characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
News & Articles

  • 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.” ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • ‘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 [...]
    June 18, 2013 - /Film
  • 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 »
    June 18, 2013 - The Cambrian