Comically antiquated variation on 'ironic' presently used most often to emphasise the unseriousness of a point. 'Ironical', like many nouns accepting the -ical adjectival suffix (e.g., poetical, hermetical, etc.) fell into disuse in favour of the shorter -ic form (e.g., poetic, hermetic, etc.) in Early Modern English. The anachronistic 'ironical' is therefore most commonly used in current speech to suggest the absurdity of an expression.
Speaker 1: That...that doesn't make much sense.
Speaker 2: Yes, one might even suspect, for example, that I was being ironical!
by Yst June 29, 2006
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an adjectival variation of ironic
The ironical thing is that most people think ironical is an improper form of ironic.
by JNJ April 1, 2005
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just like ironic, only with an "al" because A) it sounds better and B) it's used in catcher in the rye so it must be a good enough word for me to use every day because i do anyways cause it sounds like a friggin' word.
how ironical!
by kerrie December 14, 2003
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Hick and retarded usage of the word "ironic."

Illiterate and unintelligent people use "ironical" because they are so ignorant that they dont see that ironic is a tense of irony.

Isn't it ironic that some major english professors use "ironical" in speeches?
Isn't it ironic that some major english professors use "ironical" in speeches?
by DIM December 23, 2003
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It's ironical that your husbands boss is your ex lover.
by Shirley Knot April 9, 2009
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A burning determination that cannot be stopped or hindered by anything; Willing to do anything to get a desired out come; Extremely resilient
He has an iron will trying to stand up after that punch
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Deliberate substitution for irony. Stems from a quote by Bart Simpson in the episode "Grift of the Magi". Rarely appears outside the phrase he uttered: "the ironing is delicious".
Bart: Lisa's in trouble. Ha! The ironing is delicious.
Lisa: The word is "irony".
Bart: Huh?
by LAN.gnome April 22, 2004
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