What is another word for irony?

Pronunciation: [ˈa͡ɪɹənɪ] (IPA)

Irony is a literary device used to convey a meaning that is opposite to its literal meaning. There are several synonyms for the word irony, including sarcasm, paradox, satire, pretense, cynicism, and mockery. Sarcasm is a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression that is intended to ridicule or mock something. A paradox is a statement or situation that seems to contradict itself but may be true. Satire involves the use of humor, irony, or exaggeration to criticize or mock something. Pretense is the act of pretending or feigning something. Cynicism is a belief that people are motivated only by self-interest. Mockery is the act of making fun of something or someone.

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What are the hypernyms for Irony?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Irony?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the meronyms for Irony?

Meronyms are words that refer to a part of something, where the whole is denoted by another word.
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What are the opposite words for irony?

Antonyms for the word "irony" are words that represent direct opposites of the meaning of irony. Some antonyms of irony include sincerity, seriousness, straightforwardness, and honesty. When a situation is not ironic, but is straightforward and truthful, it can be described as sincere or honest. If a person is not being sarcastic or using irony, they may be described as serious or straightforward. In these instances, there is no hidden or ironic meaning behind their words or actions. While irony can be used for comedic effect or to make a poignant social commentary, its antonyms are useful for describing situations and people in a straightforward and truthful manner.

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Usage examples for Irony

In the strange irony of events he was unconsciously using his high-priestly office to lead forward that one Sacrifice which was for ever to take away sin, and so to make all further priestly office superfluous.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
He spoke with a terrible irony, but Jane did not understand.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"When," I asked with mock irony, "will my daughter reach such an age of discretion that I may be permitted to converse with her?"
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

Famous quotes with Irony

  • But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
    Rick Allen
  • Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums.
    Rick Allen
  • You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame.
    Ted Allen
  • Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
    Charles Baudelaire
  • We are all tourists in history, and irony is what we win in wars.
    Anatole Broyard

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