Share this entry


Synonyms of irony in English:


  • 1 that note of irony in her voice
    sarcasm, sardonicism, dryness, causticity, sharpness, acerbity, acid, bitterness, trenchancy, mordancy, cynicism;
    mockery, satire, ridicule, derision, scorn, sneering;
    wryness, backhandedness
    British informal sarkiness
    [Antonyms] sincerity
  • 2 the irony of the situation hit her
    paradox, paradoxical nature, incongruity, incongruousness, peculiarity
    [Antonyms] logic
  • Definition of irony in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly