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Definition of "ironist" [i•ron•ist]

  • A notable user of irony, especially a writer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ironist" in a sentence
  • "The irony about the ironist is that, rhetorically, the metaphysician has the better game; so who’s the pragmatist, really?"
  • "And, after what feels like a somewhat dutiful slog through Juvenal, Swift, and Pope, you would expect Denby at least to be aware of the limitations imposed by the shriveled range of cultural reference within which the contemporary media "ironist" must operate."
  • "Mr. Pitt couples a star presence—there's a singular there there whenever the A's general manager is in camera range—to a beautifully measured ensemble performance that makes Billy a minimalist ironist, tossing off funny remarks with an abandon that almost conceals his deep anger, pain or self-doubt."