(a.) Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles.
(a.) Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property.
(n.) Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
(n.) 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.
(1) And the irony of it is it doesn't interest me at all.
(2) The irony of this type of self-manipulation is that ultimately the child, or adult, finds himself again burdened by impotence, though it is the impotence of guilt rather than that of shame.
(3) The irony is that we have more media than ever before, but less insight.
(4) Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said the firm was aware of the irony that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
(5) One of the terrible ironies of the Iraq War is that President Bush used the threat of nuclear terrorism to invade a country that had no active nuclear program.
(6) That he was able to keep his secret treasures here, not in some remote corner of the globe but in the centre of the city that gave birth to the National Socialist movement, is both extraordinary and not short of a certain dark irony.
(7) He is wary of pretension, alive to all shades of irony.
(8) There was a thing at the time that said basically: 'Oh, the working classes obviously don't understand this is irony, so Harry's had to kill him off.'
(9) But the character – compounded of piercing sanity and existential despair, infinite hesitation and impulsive action, self-laceration and observant irony – is so multi-faceted, it is bound to coincide at some point with an actor’s particular gifts.
(10) The irony of her image being exchanged in return for commodities in the future,” she said, “seems to recall the way that actual slaves’ bodies were serving as currencies of exchange.” Larson arrived at a different conclusion about the honor.
(11) In the end, though, practical rethinkers have to get beyond the delights of irony and paradox in which Glasman too often wraps himself.
(12) There is a perverse irony that people who have cracked their iPhones are now being targeted by hackers.
(13) The irony of this is that today, when I was getting all of this horrible antisemitic shit that I’ve only ever seen in Russia, I was reminded that 26 years ago today my family came to the US from Russia.
(14) The irony is an uncomfortable one for policymakers.
(15) Because of our slightly younger average age and city location, we were supposedly one of the "new wave" WIs that had started springing up in the years before – groups that rejected crochet and did more modern activities, often with more than a tinge of irony.
(16) White House officials said that Obama, who was planning to work on the final draft of his speech on his flight from Washington to Oslo, would directly address the issue of the irony of being awarded the peace prize while escalating the war.
(17) Labour's pensions spokesman, Gregg McClymont, said: "The irony is that there are lots of good pension schemes out there that are being undermined by what is going on.
(18) She is being helpful, no doubt about that, but there is an unconscious note of power play – not to mention the sweet irony of my having provoked her into pulling not one but two phones out of her bag within seconds of us sitting down.
(19) "The irony of welcoming to the London 2012 Olympic Games an individual who is alleged to have led an organised and brutal repression of athletes because they peacefully exercised their internationally recognised right to freedom of expression and association during Bahrain's Arab Spring would be a blow to all athletes around the world, and irreconcilable with the UK commitment to human rights and claimed support to peaceful pro-democracy movements," the ECCHR said.
(20) A h, the irony of white people complaining about being interrupted by black people.
(a.) Of or pertaining to a theater, or to the scenic representations; resembling the manner of dramatic performers; histrionic; hence, artificial; as, theatrical performances; theatrical gestures.
(1) At a theatrical device, it's a remarkable idea that a character will break the fourth wall.
(2) Years ahead of its time, it saw each song presented theatrically, the musicians concealed in the wings (although Bowie said that they kept creeping on to the stage, literally unable to resist the spotlight) and with Bowie performing on a cherry-picker and on a giant hand, both of which kept breaking down.
(3) "We are trying to create a theatrical version of The Arabian Nights which will do justice to the scale, depth and richness of the stories."
(4) Me and Taika would always do theatrical stuff, running around, miming, putting on voices.
(5) Dexter was a consummate theatrical craftsman and Lindsay was, in one form, a sort of poetic director.
(6) In 1997, the Globe was hardly the first space to challenge theatrical orthodoxy, but it was the first to return the event so wholeheartedly to the audience, and the first to do so in a way that felt so essentially English.
(7) Despite his Catholic upbringing, Clare lost his religious belief as a young man, saying he could not believe in a god that could cause famine, genocide and air crashes, although he admitted to missing the theatricality of the Catholic church.
(8) If someone’s able to keep such a stony-faced expression, it’s either high theatrics or they have no sympathy,” she added.
(9) Everyone was hooked to the drama and theatricality of it all.
(10) Young companies have woken up to the fact that puppetry isn't just a way of putting an extra actor on stage without paying food and accommodation costs, but a brilliant theatrical tool.
(11) Of all the senior clergy of the Church of England, she is arguably the least theatrical.
(12) Sharknado, a satirical disaster film featuring man-eating sharks let loose on Los Angeles by a freak cyclone, premiered on SyFy in 2013 and became a cult hit, gaining some traction later as a theatrical release.
(13) In fact, Guinness was an actor for a new theatrical style, subtle and undecorated.
(14) The costumes look remarkably grand for home theatricals, the jewellery is startlingly convincing, and the band evidently comprises moonlighting members of the Royal Horse Guards.
(15) His recognition of the theatrical value of its decay saved it from destruction.
(16) Theatrically backdropped by conical Great Sugarloaf mountain, the estate is landscaped with terraces, lakes and ponds, and also embraces the country's highest waterfall.
(17) And, although there are a few coups de théâtre (at one point the sky rains white balloons), audiences may be split over whether Van Hove has found a potent enough theatrical equivalent to Antonioni's visual poetry.
(18) When he finally deigned to sit down formally, it was in typically theatrical fashion: after midnight, on a big bed in a five-star suite, the Monte Carlo casino winking beneath our balcony, the ocean sighing behind us.
(19) The idea of the vampire as a silver-tongued aristocrat, like Count Dracula, is mirrored in Irving's thespian mannerisms, and his fascination with theatrical villains.
(20) She returned here and auditioned for Bernard Delfont , the huge theatrical group – it was a cattle market in those days.