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ironical definition

ironical


 
  Overview  of  adj  ironical 
 
  The  adj  ironical  has  2  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  ironic,  ironical  --  (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") 
  2.  (1)  dry,  ironic,  ironical,  wry  --  (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") 
 
  Antonyms  of  adj  ironical 
 
  2  senses  of  ironical 
 
  Sense  1 
  ironic,  ironical 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  incongruous)  ->  congruous,  congruent 
 
  Sense  2 
  dry,  ironic,  ironical,  wry 
 
  INDIRECT  (VIA  humorous)  ->  humorless,  unhumorous 
 
  Similarity  of  adj  ironical 
 
  2  senses  of  ironical 
 
  Sense  1 
  ironic,  ironical 
  =>  incongruous  (vs.  congruous) 
 
  Sense  2 
  dry,  ironic,  ironical,  wry 
  =>  humorous  (vs.  humorless) 
 
  Attributes  of  adj  ironical 
 
 
  Familiarity  of  adj  ironical 
 
  ironical  used  as  an  adjective  is  rare  (polysemy  count  =  2) 
 
  Grep  of  adj  ironical 
  ironical 
 
  Overview  of  adj  ironical 
 
  The  adj  ironical  has  2  senses  (first  2  from  tagged  texts) 
 
  1.  (5)  ironic,  ironical  --  (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") 
  2.  (1)  dry,  ironic,  ironical,  wry  --  (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") 



ironical definition