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ahy ro nik

  • 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

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

  • Brad Keselowski in
    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...
  • Joe Barton in CNET
    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...
  • Charles Schumer in CNN
    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...

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