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ironic

adjective cynical, ironical, paradoxical, sarcastic, sarcastical, sardonic, satiric, satirical
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And as he stood at his full height, a courteous but ironic smile under the cropped moustache, he looked what he was, criminal or not.
He talked of inter-island politics with an ironic and melancholy shrewdness.
Chained to a desk in the thick of four millions of men, he considered himself the victim of an ironic fate - the same, no doubt, which had brought about his marriage with a woman exceptionally sensitive in the matter of colonial climate, besides other limitations testifying to the delicacy of her nature - and her tastes.
BH in in in sho more Odyssey M Diamond is the sort of artist who appeals to all generations from the golden oldies to ironic young hipsters and the early middle-agers like ourselves (who think we're still ironic hipsters).
It is strangely ironic that this vile monster who sees the gruesome murder of at least 5 children as petty, has for many years wanted to die while the vast majority of Britain wished he had and should have been hung nearly 50 years ago.
It is ironic that as Sunderland reveals it will cease co-operating on museums, its council leader and his Newcastle counterpart, insist, in a letter to this paper, that they are focused on creating a combined authority to move the region forward.
One area in which a lack of such consciousness may be evident is the increasingly prevalent nature of ironic communication in the political arena.
Somehow Guy's American Kitchen had found a level of ironic appreciation that superseded the poor review.
I was being ironic on stage," the singer said in a statement via Perez Hilton.
WHILE it''s great news that Toxteth Heritage Trail has been launched (Toxteth trail is a step back in time), how ironic it was on the same day as the front page report Tunnel Cave-In Chaos on Park Road at the site of the Overhead Railway terminal.
It is ironic because it happens due to a feedback process that normally allows us to work effectively when we are not under stress.
There's a crucial distinction between post-modern ironic appreciation and the enjoyment of rubbish.