Irony means that the words or the sentences that are used are not intended as they sound, they actually mean the opposite. You can look up irony quotes and see that this is similar to sarcasm. If you get hit on the head with a hammer and someone says that it probably did not hurt then they are being ironic. Sometimes irony is intended to be funny but at others it may be more dramatic, and some people do not recognize this trait even when it is used on them. The most well adjusted people see the irony in the world yet they continue to enjoy the beauty and appreciate all of the good that the world holds. Many people see the irony in finally having enough money to retire and then becoming ill or unable to live out their dreams for some reason.