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Irony vs. Mockery

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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.

Mockerynoun

The action of mocking; ridicule, derision.

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.

Mockerynoun

Something so lacking in necessary qualities as to inspire ridicule; a laughing-stock.

Ironynoun

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

Mockerynoun

(obsolete) Something insultingly imitative; an offensively futile action, gesture etc.

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Ironynoun

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

Mockerynoun

Mimicry, imitation, now usually in a derogatory sense; a travesty, a ridiculous simulacrum.

‘The defendant wasn't allowed to speak at his own trial - it was a mockery of justice.’;

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Mockerynoun

The act of mocking, deriding, and exposing to contempt, by mimicry, by insincere imitation, or by a false show of earnestness; a counterfeit appearance.

‘It is, as the air, invulnerable,And our vain blows malicious mockery.’; ‘Grace at meals is now generally so performed as to look more like a mockery upon devotion than any solemn application of the mind to God.’; ‘And bear about the mockery of woe.’;

Ironyadjective

Of or pertaining to the metal iron.

‘The food had an irony taste to it.’;

Mockerynoun

Insulting or contemptuous action or speech; contemptuous merriment; derision; ridicule.

‘The laughingstock of fortune's mockeries.’;

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Ironyadjective

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

Mockerynoun

Subject of laughter, derision, or sport.

‘The cruel handling of the city whereof they made a mockery.’;

Ironyadjective

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

Mockerynoun

showing your contempt by derision

Ironynoun

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

Mockerynoun

a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

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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.

Mockerynoun

humorous or satirical mimicry

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’;

Mockery

Mockery or mocking is the act of insulting or making light of a person or other thing, sometimes merely by taunting, but often by making a caricature, purporting to engage in imitation in a way that highlights unflattering characteristics. Mockery can be done in a lighthearted and gentle way, but can also be cruel and hateful, such that it .

‘conjures images of corrosion, deliberate degradation, even subversion; thus, 'to laugh at in contempt, to make sport of' (OED)’;

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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