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- 1. sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remark, wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
- usage: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
- 2. irony, incongruity, incongruousness
- usage: incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
- 3. irony, trope, figure of speech, figure, image
- usage: a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
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