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Irony

Definition

Figure of speech in which the ordinary meaning of the words is more or less the opposite of what the poet intends.

[n] incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs; "the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
[n] witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"
[n] a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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