"ironic" in the adjective sense
1. dry, ironic, ironical, wry
humorously sarcastic or mocking
"an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"
"an ironic novel"
"an ironical smile"
"with a wry Scottish wit"
2. ironic, ironical
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"
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