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Definition of "ironical" []

  • Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony. (adjective)
  • Given to the use of irony; sarcastic. (adjective)
  • Feigning ignorance; simulating lack of instruction or knowledge; exhibiting Socratic irony. (adjective)

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Use "ironical" in a sentence
  • "Certainly ironical is the attempt to. bring in Biblical typology when Adrian, Clara, and Verney set sail for Greece."
  • "Sensitive to atmosphere, Jolyon soon felt the latent antagonism between the boys, and was puzzled by Holly; so he became unconsciously ironical, which is fatal to the expansiveness of youth."
  • "The first effect of this confession on Dick Marvin was depressing, but after pondering it a minute he laughed and recalled the ironical old rhyme:"