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irony
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verbal irony
Definition
saying one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else — usually as humor or sarcasm
  • ...he almost never addressed his daughter save in the ironical form.
    Chapter 4 (74% in)
ironical = saying one thing while meaning something else
There are no more uses of "irony" flagged with this meaning in Washington Square.

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  • And I had a sort of foolish hope that you would come home without that odious ironical tone with which you treat the most sacred subjects.
    Chapter 27 (30% in)
  • The world, which, as I have said, appreciated him, pitied him too much to be ironical; his misfortune made him more interesting, and even helped him to be the fashion.
    Chapter 1 (87% in)
  • This was very interesting; but in the midst of it Marian Almond came pushing through the crowd, with a little ironical cry, when she found these young people still together, which made every one turn round, and cost Catherine a conscious blush.
    Chapter 4 (47% in)
  • There were portions left over, light remnants and snippets of irony, which she never knew what to do with, which seemed too delicate for her own use; and yet Catherine, lamenting the limitations of her understanding, felt that they were too valuable to waste and had a belief that if they passed over her head they yet contributed to the general sum of human wisdom.
    Chapter 4 (75% in)
  • And, with all his irony, her father believed her.
    Chapter 4 (**% in)
  • "Don't undervalue irony, it is often of great use.
    Chapter 27 (31% in)
  • "My dear Lavinia," exclaimed the Doctor, "do you call that irony?
    Chapter 27 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "irony" in Washington Square.

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