(व्यंग्य / विडम्बना)
The use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.
Synonyms- Satire, sarcasm, mockery
E.g-1. Your car was stolen at the police station! How ironic!
2. The irony is that they do not provide an effective defense in any case.
3. Ironically, for a man who hated war, he would have made a superb war cameraman.
4. She congratulated him with gentle irony.