Definition of Ironically

1. Adverb. Contrary to plan or expectation. "Ironically, he ended up losing money under his own plan"

2. Adverb. In an ironic manner. "She began to mimic him ironically"

Partainyms: Ironical



Definition of Ironically

1. Adverb. (context: manner) In an ironic manner, in a way displaying irony. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: evaluative) (non-gloss definition Used to draw attention to an ironic aspect of a situation being described.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ironically

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ironically

ironclad
ironclads
irone
ironed
ironed out
ironer
ironers
irones
ironfisted
ironhanded
ironheads
ironhearted
ironic
ironic cool
ironical
ironically (current term)
ironicalness
ironicalnesses
ironick
ironier
ironies
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ironing basket
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ironing boards
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Literary usage of Ironically

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The word should have only one r. ironically Bremner 1980 advises us to let the reader decide whether something we write is ironic or not, and not to preface ..."

2. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"Words Spoken ironically.— The plaintiff may also aver in his declaration that the ... It is actionable to say ironically: " You will not play the Jew or the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"His shifts of condition enable him to survey ironically different social conditions. His ups and downs are many, but his main drift is from indigence to ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... or that apologetical oration he made at Antioch to excuse himself, he doth ironically confess, it hindered his kissing, nam non licuit inde pura puris, ..."

5. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"pogone, or that apologetical oration he made at Antioch to excuse himself, he doth ironically confess, it hindered his kissing, nom non limit inde pura ..."

6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The word should have only one r. ironically Bremner 1980 advises us to let the reader decide whether something we write is ironic or not, and not to preface ..."

7. The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases: As Administered in by Martin L. Newell (1898)
"Words Spoken ironically.— The plaintiff may also aver in his declaration that the ... It is actionable to say ironically: " You will not play the Jew or the ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"His shifts of condition enable him to survey ironically different social conditions. His ups and downs are many, but his main drift is from indigence to ..."

9. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... or that apologetical oration he made at Antioch to excuse himself, he doth ironically confess, it hindered his kissing, nam non licuit inde pura puris, ..."

10. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"pogone, or that apologetical oration he made at Antioch to excuse himself, he doth ironically confess, it hindered his kissing, nom non limit inde pura ..."

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