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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 I·ron·ic·al a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]