sa·​tir·​ic | \ sə-ˈtir-ik How to pronounce satiric (audio) \
variants: or satirical \ sə-​ˈtir-​i-​kəl How to pronounce satiric (audio) \

Definition of satiric

1 : of, relating to, or constituting satire satiric writers
2 : manifesting or given to satire

Other Words from satiric

satirically \ sə-​ˈtir-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce satiric (audio) \ adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of satiric in a Sentence

a satiric story about the movie business
Recent Examples on the Web The creative team has produced a series that, based on the first seven episodes, begins with almost satiric tones of dark humor and evolves into something darker and more intense. oregonlive, 20 Apr. 2022 The music is jubilant but the lyrics are satiric poison. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 His company, Citizen Brick, founded a dozen years ago, makes largely underground, nearly clandestine, often satiric, very limited edition quasi-Lego minifigures and playsets. Christopher Borrelli,, 25 Mar. 2022 Now, with 13 albums under its belt, Destroyer is a legacy act, and Bejar has largely stuck to his formula of satiric lyrics and new-wave sonics that fans are well familiar with at this point. Grant Sharples, SPIN, 22 Mar. 2022 Despite its bawdy-satiric tone—and an outrageous scene in which Tommy has a conversation with his love appendage—the show is firmly on the lovers' side. Tom Gliatto,, 1 Feb. 2022 Fellowes and his collaborators instead seem focused on maintaining a light, satiric touch. oregonlive, 22 Jan. 2022 This darkly satiric novel examines how a nation exploits its own trauma. Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2021 In Smallwood’s satiric portrayal of brainy precarity, a valiant sort of curiosity triumphs over careerist myopia. The Atlantic Culture Desk, The Atlantic, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of satiric

1509, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Satiric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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