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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Irony \I"ron*y\, adjective [From {Iron}.]

1. Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles; -- In this sense {iron} is the more common term. [R.] --Woodward. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Irony \I"ron*y\, noun [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"-- Jonathan Swift [syn: {sarcasm}, {irony}, {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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