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satiric

adjective sa·tir·ic \sə-ˈtir-ik\

Definition of SATIRIC

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting satire <satiric writers>
2
:  manifesting or given to satire
sa·tir·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of SATIRIC

sa·tir·ic or sa·tir·i·cal \-i-kəl\
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Examples of SATIRIC

  1. <a satiric story about the movie business>

First Known Use of SATIRIC

1509

Synonym Discussion of SATIRIC

sarcastic, satiric, ironic, sardonic mean marked by bitterness and a power or will to cut or sting. sarcastic implies an intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing <a critic known for his sarcastic remarks>. satiric implies that the intent of the ridiculing is censure and reprobation <a satiric look at contemporary society>. ironic implies an attempt to be amusing or provocative by saying usually the opposite of what is meant <made the ironic observation that the government could always be trusted>. sardonic implies scorn, mockery, or derision that is manifested by either verbal or facial expression <surveyed the scene with a sardonic smile>.

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