English [ edit ]
Alternative forms [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
+ ironic . Attested since the 1570s. -al
Adjective [ edit ]
ironical ( comparative , more ironical superlative )
Characterized by or constituting (any kind of)
irony. Given to the use of irony;
1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Gods of Mars, chapter III, page 40.
His tone was cold and ironical; its bitterness but reflecting the terrible disappointment he had suffered. ( obsolete ) Feigning ignorance; simulating lack of instruction or knowledge; exhibiting Socratic irony.
Derived terms [ edit ]
Translations [ edit ]
characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony
given to the use of irony, sarcasm
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References [ edit ]
ironic” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.