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Irony vs. Contradiction

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Ironynoun

A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context.

Contradictionnoun

The act of contradicting.

‘His contradiction of the proposal was very interesting.’;

Ironynoun

Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.

Contradictionnoun

(countable) A statement that contradicts itself, i.e., a statement that makes a claim that the same thing is true and that it is false at the same time and in the same senses of the terms.

‘There is a contradiction in Clarence Page's statement that a woman should have the right to choose and decide for herself whether to have an abortion, and at the same time she should not have that right.’; ‘There is a contradiction in what you say: she can't be both married and single.’;

Ironynoun

Ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.

Contradictionnoun

(countable) A logical inconsistency among two or more elements or propositions.

Ironynoun

The state of two usually unrelated entities, parties, actions, etc. being related through a common connection in an uncommon way.

Contradictionnoun

A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.

Ironynoun

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Contradictionnoun

An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.

‘His fair demandsShall be accomplished without contradiction.’;

Ironyadjective

Of or pertaining to the metal iron.

‘The food had an irony taste to it.’;

Contradictionnoun

Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.

‘can he make deathless death? That were to makeStrange contradiction.’; ‘We state our experience and then we come to a manly resolution of acting in contradiction to it.’; ‘Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be true.’; ‘Of contradictions infinite the slave.’;

Ironyadjective

Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles; - In this sense iron is the more common term.

Contradictionnoun

opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

Ironyadjective

Resembling iron in taste, hardness, or other physical property.

Contradictionnoun

(logic) a statement that is necessarily false;

‘the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction’;

Ironynoun

Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.

Contradictionnoun

the speech act of contradicting someone;

‘he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction’;

Ironynoun

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.

Contradiction

In traditional logic, a contradiction occurs when a proposition conflicts either with itself or established fact. It is often used as a tool to detect disingenuous beliefs and bias.

Ironynoun

witty language used to convey insults or scorn;

‘he used sarcasm to upset his opponent’; ‘irony is wasted on the stupid’; ‘Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own’;

Ironynoun

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs;

‘the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated’;

Ironynoun

a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

Irony

Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία eirōneía 'dissimulation, feigned ignorance'), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what on the surface appears to be the case or to be expected differs radically from what is actually the case. Irony can be categorized into different types, including verbal irony, dramatic irony, and situational irony.

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