English expert? Give me clear (actual) meaning of these words?


I think On SAT exam , irony and sarcastic have different meaning.


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  • Irony:
    noun, plural ironies. 1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
    That statement in itself is a paradox, because it is self contradictory, which is precisely what a paradox is. At the most basic level, a paradox is a statement that is self contradictory because it often contains two statements that are both true, but in general, cannot both be true at the same time.
    adjective. The definition of sarcastic is someone or something that is a sneering remark. An example of sarcastic is a person saying that a song is their favorite, when in reality they dislike it immensely and have worked vigorously to get it removed from the program.


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  • Theyre all very similar. Irony is a contradictory statement, a paradox is a contradictory proposition and sarcasm is using irony to mock someone or something.

    • I am still getting confuse. Can you give example?

    • The other day I saw a tow truck towing another tow truck. This is an example of irony. And example of sarcasm would be, say; if my friend got a new top and I hated it and i said to him "nice top Joe."