1. Pertaining to irony; containing, expressing, or characterized by, irony; as, an ironical remark.
2. Addicted to the use of irony; given to irony.
-- I*ron*ic*al*ly, adv. -- I*ron*ic*al*ness, n.
adj 1: 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" [syn: ironic]
2: 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" [syn: dry, ironic, wry]