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satiric

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adjective sa·tir·ic \sə-ˈtir-ik\

Definition of satiric

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting satire <satiric writers>

  2. 2 :  manifesting or given to satire

sa·tir·i·cal·ly play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of satiric

  1. <a satiric story about the movie business>



1509

First Known Use of satiric

1509

Variants of satiric

or sa·tir·i·cal play \-i-kəl\

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>.

Rhymes with satiric



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