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irony

noun cynicism, ironia, mockery, sarcasm, satire

IRONY, rhetoric. A term derived from the Greek, which signifies dissimulation. It is a refined species of ridicule, which, under the mask of honest simplicity or ignorance, exposes the faults and errors of others, by seeming to adopt or defend them.
     2. In libels, irony may convey imputations more effectually than direct assertion, and render the publication libelous. Hob. 215; Hawk. B. 1, c. 73, s. 4; 3 Chit. Cr. Law, 869, Bac. Ab. Libel, A 3.

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Granted, the irony isn't the toughest to tease out.
Chapter 1 explores the "origins of comic irony" in Schopenhauer, Hofmannsthal, Wittgenstein, and Freud, but reserves its most substantial critique for Hegel, whose aversion to romantic irony is a well-documented phenomenon in the history of aesthetics.
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Nobody made mention of the further irony that it was summertime in Antarctica.
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