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WHEN the confirmation finally came, there was a certain ironic contrast to it. The Sun (2016)The timing of these hints yesterday was deeply ironic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our sense of gratitude added a strangely ironic twist to the ordeal. Pearson, Althea Growing Through Loss and Grief (1994)Yet he still got ironic cheers from fans. The Sun (2013)There is something ironic about the surname. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was somewhat ironic that the crowd was underwhelmed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or perhaps that was just a little ironic joke that went over my head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It seems ironic that the golf clique always claims theirs is a proper sport. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The jaunty dance music is deeply ironic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There were ironic cheers when the chequered flag was waved without a single car on the track. The Sun (2016)Is there not something vaguely ironic about this? Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seemed ironic that a ray of hope should come from the far north. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were a couple of ironic cheers when they had a shot but it was meant in the best possible way. The Sun (2013)The most exciting print designs in recent years have come from young designers who are putting an ironic twist on the old. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The central characters fight for the adrenaline rush but the film has an ironic twist apparently lost on some of its audience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's quite ironic because the show itself is very scary. The Sun (2016)There's something painfully ironic about that ultrasound. The Sun (2014)Which would seem to be somewhat ironic, in this wettest washout of a summer since rain was invented. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Many of those losing their homes are bearing up, making ironic jokes and getting on with salvaging upstairs furniture and white goods. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is actually quite ironic, isn't it? Christianity Today (2000)So it's quite ironic he's here with us getting ready to play against them. The Sun (2015)The present-day reputation of Leviathan is somewhat ironic. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I found this deeply ironic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I could tell from his gleeful, ironic smile that we had stumbled into a realm where international politics was at play. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She added: 'It is ironic that a system that was introduced supposedly to support patients has left them confused. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

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Translations for 'ironic'

British English: ironic /aɪˈrɒnɪk/ ADJECTIVE
When you make an ironic remark, you say something that you do not mean, as a joke.
People used to call me Mr Popularity at secondary school, but they were being ironic.
  • American English: ironic
  • Arabic: تَهَكُّمِيٌّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: irônico
  • Chinese: 讽刺的
  • Croatian: ironičan
  • Czech: ironický
  • Danish: ironisk
  • Dutch: ironisch
  • European Spanish: irónico
  • Finnish: ironinen
  • French: ironique
  • German: ironisch
  • Greek: ειρωνικός
  • Italian: ironico
  • Japanese: 皮肉な
  • Korean: 풍자적인
  • Norwegian: ironisk
  • Polish: ironiczny
  • European Portuguese: irónico
  • Romanian: ironic
  • Russian: шуточный
  • Spanish: irónico
  • Swedish: ironisk
  • Thai: ที่ชอบเหน็บแนม
  • Turkish: alaycı
  • Ukrainian: іронічний
  • Vietnamese: mỉa mai

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