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marked by or displaying contemptuous mockery of the motives or virtues of others

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humorously sarcastic or mocking

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characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is

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Most ironic though is the reality that Wirral businesses have "Dogs Welcome" signs gracing their windows as they embrace an inclusive society code and opt out of the blatant discrimination of limiting the access, to dog owners, to your coast.
And today, I don't think there is a better time in history that can be encapsulated by the use of the term - ironic. So in true Alanis Morissette-style ...
And that author James Ball rightly explains "rain on your wedding day" is only ironic "if the bride and groom are meteorologists specialising in short-term precipitation forecasting".
"It is very ironic yet inspiring that we have to be serious and true for the promotion of human rights; respect and preservation of human lives," Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos said.
Ms Womack said: "It is ironic that, while needing an air quality strategy, the council is cutting down all these trees."
He covers irony, philosophy, and the Christian faith; Socratic immanence: Montaigne's recovery of philosophy as a way of life; the virtue of science and the science of virtue: Descartes' overcoming of Socrates; the quest for wisdom: Pascal and philosophy; and wagering on an ironic god.
Concentrating on Ironic Historiography -- a hybrid notion, combining criticism of historical narratives concerning the Israeli state with ironic artistic expression -- the presentation will deal with questions of identities of native Israeli artists who chose to live out of the country or to move back and forth to and from it, while also looking at the ways these wanderings are reflected in their artwork.
Critics insisted "rain on your wedding day", "a black fly in your Chardonnay" and "a free ride when you've already paid" were all very irritating but not, in fact, ironic.
It was, after all ("ironic") Brexit's very own Nigel Farage who said he would fight for a second referendum if the Remain campaign won by a 52% to 48% margin - the same margin Leave in fact ended up winning by.
Chouliaraki, Lilie, The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2012, ISBN 9 7807 4564 2116, 248 pp.
Despite irony being prevalent in our everyday speech, there is little evidence concerning the efficacy of ironic arguments in everyday speech.
It is ironic that as Sunderland reveals it will cease co-operating on museums, its council leader and his Newcastle counterpart, insist, in a letter to this paper, that they are focused on creating a combined authority to move the region forward.
Lilie Chouliaraki, The Ironic Spectator: Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism, 2013, Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 238 pp., $56.19 (hardcover), $24.95 (paperback).
Somehow Guy's American Kitchen had found a level of ironic appreciation that superseded the poor review.
One area in which a lack of such consciousness may be evident is the increasingly prevalent nature of ironic communication in the political arena.