1. When a phrase means the opposite of what it literally says.
Opp. literal
NB However similar, not to be confused with sarcasm

2. When an event happens in a certain situation which is contrary to what one would expect.
It would be ironic if the former Worlds Fattest Man died of starvation.

When Ricky Martin, latin american sex-symbol and ladykiller, became famous, there were rumours flying about the media that he was gay.
However, when the russian group T.a.T.u became famous, rumours arose in the media that the two girls that were alledgedly lesbians were in fact heterosexual.
#irony #literal #contradiction #sarcasm #contrary
作者 Rowan D. Easternhall 2006年7月26日
1) Characterized by or constituting irony.

2) Given to the use of irony.

3) Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended
its ironic when people are dancing to music on a plane made by someone you was made famous for dying on a plane
作者 Dave 2004年2月03日
1. A Loyola (Chicago) basketball fan finding fault with another team's questioning of officiating, favoritism, "the fix".
I find it ironic when Ramblermania fans complain about a Butler fan's complaining about the officiating.
#lecrone #ramblermania #the butler way #funny #irony
作者 bushark96 2007年1月21日
Irony's a form of speech where the real meaning is hidden or contradicted by the words used.

It is IRONIC that the 1995 Alanis Morrisette song of the same name contains no irony. Or is that the point?
The web audience is so intelligent, they don't need an example sentence. I'm being ironic, of course.
#tongue in cheek #paradox #sarcastic #wit #dry humor
作者 Mike Jah 2005年11月02日
a cleverly written song by Alanis Morisette about spoons and airplanes
Isn't it Ironic? Don't you think?
作者 Alanis M. 2002年10月17日
often used by people living in dramatic small towns (dramaview?) groups of girls often have nothing better to do than think back to what was going on a year ago today.
bruce; fuck man, i banged my girl 38 times.
mackenzie; 38? man thats so ironic!
#mackenzie #drama #boys #bored #irony
作者 noregrets 2009年1月05日
1) Unusual, weird, worthy of notice. This is now the most common usage of the word. "We're both wearing the same shirt today, how ironic!"

2) Describes the act of doing something with self-conscious humor or for kitsch value. This is a recent meaning, and usually refers to an article of clothing worn by a hipster. ex: "Does he actually work at a carwash, or is he just wearing that shirt to be ironic?"

3) adj. (antiquated) The opposite of the expected or intended result. This once-popular meaning was originally the only correct usage of the word, but it has now fallen into disfavor. It is still used occasionally, but is considered outdated and pedantic. ex: "I find it ironic that a song about irony should contain so few examples of it."
(advice from a small-town Midwesterner to a New York writer) "Just remember that the difference between your people and my people is that my people bowl without (being ironic)." from Self-Made Man, Norah Vincent
#irony #ironic #ironically #ironicly #weird #unusual #camp #kitsch #hipster
作者 Adam Weishaupt 2008年4月12日
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