Irony is an insult presented in the form of a compliment.2. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning: Irony is a literary style that employs various contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effects.
3. Something that happens that is inconsistent with what might be expected to happen; especially, when this seems absurd or laughable: It was with a sense of irony that Richard turned down the job that he was striving so hard and for so long to obtain.
What irony to be offered three jobs after having been turned down every time for over two months.
Irony is an expression of something which is contrary to the intended meaning; the words say one thing but mean something else. Here is a classical example of an ironic statement as seen in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar when Mark Antony ironically stated: "Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man."
Irony is saving something for many years and then getting rid of it just before it is needed.