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ironic

adjective cynical, ironical, paradoxical, sarcastic, sarcastical, sardonic, satiric, satirical
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Intelligent, thinking people, Wheeler believes, "hold the larger absurdities of deadly dull jobs in the city and deadly dull homes in the suburbs' at an ironic distance.
Ironic that it was this union basher who recently campaigned for the retention of the elitist Seanad in the name of defending democracy.
She does so with an ironic edge, evident even in the title she chose for her new work: The phrase "Oh my God" conveys the sense of ingenuous awe and optimistic wonder inspired by the technological conquests during this era.
Given Wilson's thoroughly destructive impact on the history of the 20th century and the likelihood that history would have been different and better had Roosevelt been president during the Great War, it is ironic that Roosevelt's biggest legacy is that he enabled it all to happen.
It is a bit ironic and a bit bizarre that we can't put the money up completely.
But not nearly as ironic as my becoming an openly gay high school teacher.
Woodcock: "It was perhaps ironic that Beriosova, entirely Russian-trained, should be hailed after Fonteyn as exemplifying the Royal Ballet style," Ironic, but tree.
However dubious a reader may feel about such a view of civility, he or she can still appreciate Correll's recovery of a part of early modern conduct literature that may be unfamiliar to many English readers: the chain of ironic conduct literature that originated with the publication of Friedrich Dedekind's Grobianus, de morum simplicitate in 1549.
Second, Walker's allusion evokes the ironic story behind this recording, celebrating the remarkable feat of Bradford himself.
Wagering on an Ironic God: Pascal on Faith and Philosophy
The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre will host the lecture Ironic Historiography: on Art, Nationality and In-between Identities by Dr Sigal Barkai on Wednesday.
It's 20 years since Canadian singer Alanis Morissette had the world wondering what is - and is not - ironic, in her muchmaligned 1996 hit Ironic.