ironically, adv.ironicalness, n.
/uy ron"i keuhl/, adj.
1. pertaining to, of the nature of, exhibiting, or characterized by irony or mockery: an ironical compliment; an ironical smile.
2. using or prone to irony: an ironical speaker.
[1570-80; IRONIC + -AL1]
Syn. 1, 2. sarcastic, sardonic.

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