Irony

I"ron*y

(?), n. [L. ironia, Gr. dissimulation, fr. a dissembler in speech, fr. to speak; perh. akin to E. word: cf. F. ironie.]
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1. Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
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2. A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
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