Definition of ironic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    ironic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//aɪˈrɑnɪk//
     
    (ironical
    NAmE//aɪˈrɑnɪkl//
     
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  1. 1 showing that you really mean the opposite of what you are saying; expressing irony an ironic comment
  2. 2(of a situation) strange or amusing because it is very different from what you expect It's ironic that she became a teacher—she used to hate school. see also irony
NAmE//aɪˈrɑnɪkli//
 
adverb Ironically, the book she felt was her worst sold more copies than any of her others. He smiled ironically.
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