(noun, adjective)


1. Of or pertaining to the metal iron.

- The food had an irony taste to it.


1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn

- irony is wasted on the stupid

Similar word(s): sarcasm, satire

Definition categories: communication, humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

2. incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

- the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

Definition categories: attribute, incongruity, incongruousness

3. a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

Definition categories: communication, figure, image, trope