unironic

adjective un·iron·ic \ ˌən-ˌī-ˈrä-nik also -i-ˈrä- \
Updated on: 27 Apr 2018

Definition of unironic

: not ironic; especially : not using or given to irony : sincere
  • … on the topic of medals and awards he is totally unironic—he takes them seriously …
  • —Paul Fussell

unironically

play \ˌən-ˌī-ˈrä-ni-k(ə-)lē also -i-ˈrä-\ adverb
    • The first album was easygoing and frequently humorous, but it was also bracingly direct and … unironically passionate.
    • —Greg Sandow

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1938

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