Coincidentally and Ironically



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Coincidentally and Ironically :



An event that is strikingly different from or the opposite of what one would have expected, usually producing a sense of incongruity, is ironic:


“The sheriff proclaimed a zero-tolerance policy on drugs, but ironically flunked his own test.”


Other striking comings-together of events lacking these qualities are merely coincidental:


“The lovers leapt off the tower just as a hay wagon coincidentally happened to be passing below.”



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