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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irony  \I"ron*y\,  a.  [From  {Iron}.] 
  1.  Made  or  consisting  of  iron;  partaking  of  iron;  iron;  as 
  irony  chains;  irony  particles.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Irony  \I"ron*y\,  n.[L.  ironia,  Gr  ?  dissimulation,  fr  ?  a 
  dissembler  in  speech,  fr  ?  to  speak;  perh.  akin  to  E.  word: 
  cf  F.  ironie.] 
  1.  Dissimulation;  ignorance  feigned  for  the  purpose  of 
  confounding  or  provoking  an  antagonist. 
 
  2.  A  sort  of  humor,  ridicule,  or  light  sarcasm,  which  adopts 
  a  mode  of  speech  the  meaning  of  which  is  contrary  to  the 
  literal  sense  of  the  words 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  irony 
  n  1:  witty  language  used  to  convey  insults  or  scorn;  "he  used 
  sarcasm  to  upset  his  opponent";  "irony  is  wasted  on  the 
  stupid"  [syn:  {sarcasm},  {satire},  {caustic  remark}] 
  2:  incongruity  between  what  might  be  expected  and  what  actually 
  occurs:  "the  irony  of  Ireland's  copying  the  nation  she 
  most  hated" 
  3:  a  trope  that  involves  incongruity  between  what  is  expected 
  and  what  occurs 




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