using words to state something different from and sometimes opposing with their literal definition.
An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended definition.
A literary style using such contrasts for funny or rhetorical effect. See Synonyms at wit1.
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs: "Hyde noted the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated” ( Richard Kain).
An occurrence, result, or situation notable for such incongruity. See Usage Note at ironic.
A statement that, when used context, might actually mean something different from, or even the reverse of something written actually; making use of words expressing some thing other than their literal purpose, particularly as a kind of laughter.
Dramatic paradox: a theatrical result in which the concept of a scenario, or some incongruity in story, is grasped because of the market, not because of the figures within the play.
lack of knowledge feigned for the intended purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist; Socratic paradox.
Dissimulation; lack of knowledge feigned for the intended purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist.
A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of message this is which is despite the literal sense of the words.
Simulated ignorance in conversation: an approach of exposing an antagonist's lack of knowledge by pretending to want information or training from him.
therefore Covert sarcasm; these types of a use of agreeable or commendatory forms of phrase concerning communicate a meaning reverse compared to that literally expressed; sarcastic laudation, compliment, or the want.
a trope which involves incongruity between something expected and just what happens
incongruity between exactly what could be expected and exactly what actually takes place
witty language accustomed communicate insults or scorn