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- 1. ironic, ironical, incongruous (vs. congruous)
- usage: 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"
- 2. dry, ironic, ironical, wry, humorous (vs. humorless), humourous
- usage: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
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