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irony

noun [U] (OPPOSITE RESULT)    /ˈaɪ.rə.ni/
C2 a situation in which something which was intended to have a particular result has the opposite or a very different result: The irony (of it) is that the new tax system will burden those it was intended to help.Outcomes and consequences
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