- A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean the opposite of what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention.
- (colloquial) The quality or state of an event being both coincidental and contradictory in a humorous or poignant and extremely improbable way.
- (rfv-sense) (colloquial) An unfortunate and coincidental turn of events that could have been avoided had all parties involved known more.
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