What is another word for ironical?

Pronunciation: [a͡ɪɹˈɒnɪkə͡l] (IPA)

Ironical is a word that is used to describe a situation that is unexpected or contrary to what is expected. There are many synonyms for this word that can be used in specific contexts. One of the most common synonyms for ironical is "sarcastic", which refers to a situation where someone is saying one thing but actually means the opposite. Another synonym for ironical is "sardonic", which refers to a situation that is grim or mocking in tone. Some other synonyms for ironical include "wry", which refers to a situation that is dryly humorous, and "satirical", which refers to a situation that is pointedly critical or mocking.

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What are the opposite words for ironical?

The antonyms of the word "ironical" are straightforward, sincere, serious, genuine, honest, and earnest. These words represent the opposite of irony, which is the use of language that conveys a meaning opposite to its literal meaning for humorous or emphatic effect. When a person uses serious or sincere language, there is no hidden meaning or contradiction in their words. Instead, they convey the intended message directly and honestly. These antonyms are important to consider when choosing the right tone for communication, as they can influence how a message is received and perceived by others.

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Usage examples for Ironical

Dusky shadows filled the room, but if the light had been stronger, he would have seen that little ironical smile still playing about his wife's lips.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Is it in an ironical spirit, then, do you think, that I beg an invitation to yours?
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
And Judge Barton broke into his short, ironical laugh.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

Famous quotes with Ironical

  • At home in Ireland, there's a habit of avoidance, an ironical attitude towards the authority figure.
    Seamus Heaney
  • Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
    W. Somerset Maugham
  • America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
    David Riesman
  • He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision.
    Stephen Crane
  • America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
    David Riesman

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