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ironic

adjective uk   /aɪˈrɒn.ɪk/ us    /aɪˈrɑː.nɪk/ (also ironical,   /aɪˈrɒn.ɪ.kəl/    /-ˈrɑː.nɪ.kəl/)
C2 interesting, strange, or funny because of being very different from what you would usually expect: [+ that] It is ironic that although many items are now cheaper to make, fewer people can afford to buy them.Outcomes and consequences showing that you really mean the opposite of what you are saying: an ironic comment/replyFigurative use of language
ironically
adverb uk   /-ˈrɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈrɑː.nɪ.kəl.i/
Outcomes and consequencesFigurative use of language
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