1. meaning the opposite of what is said
1. "Well don't you look glad to see me", she said in an ironic tone to her mother-in-law, who was obviously anything but glad to see her.
2. contrary to expectation
2. It's ironic that he was run over and killed by a goods carrier named "Good Luck".
eiron (dissembler) (Greek)
Remember Ironic as Iron. Imagine that people were mining a new place in that place they were amazed that unexpectedly they found Iron but no one were sure either it was Iron or not. So it was contrary outcome.