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What is the opposite of irony?

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Opposite of the use of expressions that mean the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect
“Humor and melancholy, sincerity and irony are as balanced as a health freak's diet.”
Opposite of the use of acerbic or ironic language or behavior to mock or convey contempt
“Anton, of whom he always spoke with unreserved admiration even when he himself was a mature musician, was unquestionably his model.”
Opposite of a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects
“The worth of his testimony was judged by the character of the individual and the consistency of his testimony with itself, with that of others, and with facts and circumstances.”
Opposite of conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies
Opposite of the quality, fact or aspect of being amusing or funny
Opposite of a seemingly absurd or contradictory proposition that may prove to be true
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