(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.
(imp. & p. p.) of Understand
() imp. & p. p. of Understand.
(1) The performance characteristics of the CCD are well documented and understood, having been quantified by many experimenters, especially in the physical sciences.
(2) Despite study for over 100 years, sites and patterns of laryngeal calcification and ossification are understood incompletely.
(3) With the successful culture of these tissues, their development, biochemistry, and physiology, potentially of great importance in understanding early vertebrate evolution, can be better understood.
(4) It is understood that Cooper rejected pressure from senior Labour figures last week for both her and Liz Kendall to drop out and leave the way clear for Burnham to contest Corbyn alone.
(5) This goal seems to have been met as indicated by an evaluation received from the students, since 58.3 percent believed they better understood the role of the technologist and clinical laboratory in patient care.
(6) A basic premise is that emotional process is not unique to homo sapiens and that human behavior might better be understood by observing this process in the broader context of all natural systems.
(7) Hypermobility and instability following injury and degenerative joint disease is poorly understood and often not recognized as the cause of the patients symptoms.
(8) The government has been counting on the fact that their attacks on the NHS are too complicated to be widely understood: after all, their Health and Social Care Act was much longer than the legislation that created the NHS under Aneurin Bevan’s watch in the first place.
(9) These results confirm that both tests are useful predictors, but their strengths and weaknesses must be understood.
(10) The best understood fusion mechanism is that of influenza virus, for which sequences involved in pH-dependent fusion can be correlated with the crystallographic structure of the spike protein.
(11) It is understood that Labor, the Greens and the crossbench will seek to remove many of these additional measures, leaving the bill focused on the visa issue.
(12) However, Pearson is understood to have believed an offer from News Corporation to buy Penguin outright would not have been financially viable.
(13) But it is now widely understood this Thanksgiving story is a fictional history.
(14) As a contribution to the proposed revision of the DSM-III-R category "Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Condition" for DSM-IV, this article reviews the history of how the relationship of psychiatric illness to neurological illness has been understood with respect to depression.
(15) Myocardial depression is a major but poorly understood component of septic shock.
(16) The reasons for this are not well understood but such factors as differing mechanisms of action, development of tolerance and unique patterns of regional redistribution of blood flow may all play a modifying role in differentiating one vasodilator from another.
(17) Jails and prison populations are unique in the incidence of deliberate self-harm, but the phenomenon is not well understood.
(18) Consequently, our results can be understood as supporting a dimensional theory of psychopathology.
(19) Gerson Zweifach, general counsel for both News Corp and 21st Century Fox , Murdoch’s film and TV business, said: “We are grateful that this matter has been concluded and acknowledge the fairness and professionalism of the Department of Justice throughout this investigation.” It is understood there has been no background settlement with the Department of Justice in order to avoid a full-blown investigation, contrary to speculation in New York over a year ago that the company was looking at a possible payment of over $850m.
(20) Although the greater vulnerability of the verbal intelligence of the younger radiated child and the serial order memory of the child with later tumor onset and hormone disturbances remain to be explained, and although the form of the relationship between radiation and tumor site is not fully understood, the data highlight the need to consider the cognitive consequences of pediatric brain tumors according to a set of markers that include maturational rate, hormone status, radiation history, and principal site of the tumor.