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Ironical

adjective; derivation
Ironic. Derivation of existing adjective ironic + -al (adj). In the context of the movie, the character’s usage of the word ironical was itself ironic (the way he was speaking made it funny). Thus, this choice of word (as opposed to ironic) made the delivery of the joke in the movie funnier.
 
You’re being ironical.
Etymology : Ironical, adj [ironic + -al]
Source : The movie Good Will Hunting, released 1997.
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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