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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ironical  \I*ron"ic*al\,  a.  [LL.  ironicus  Gr  ?  dissembling:  cf 
  F.  ironique  See  {Irony}.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ironical 
  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}] 




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