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Irenical vs. Ironical — What's the Difference?

Irenical vs. Ironical — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Irenical and Ironical

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Irenical

Promoting peace; conciliatory.
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Ironical

Characterized by or constituting irony.
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Irenical

Synonym of irenic
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Ironical

Given to the use of irony.
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Ironical

Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended
Madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.
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Ironical

Usage Problem Coincidental or improbable.
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Ironical

Characterized by or constituting (any kind of) irony.
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Ironical

Given to the use of irony; sarcastic.
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Ironical

(obsolete) Feigning ignorance; simulating lack of instruction or knowledge; exhibiting Socratic irony.
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Ironical

Pertaining to irony; containing, expressing, or characterized by, irony; as, an ironical remark.
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Ironical

Addicted to the use of irony; given to irony.
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Ironical

Characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is;
Madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
It was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
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Ironical

Humorously sarcastic or mocking;
Dry humor
An ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
An ironic novel
An ironical smile
With a wry Scottish wit
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