Definitions of irony:
  • noun:   incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    Example: "The irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated"
  • noun:   a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
  • noun:   witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    Example: "Irony is wasted on the stupid"

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