satiric

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adjective sa·tir·ic \sə-ˈtir-ik\
variants: or

satirical

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Definition of satiric

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

  2. 2 :  manifesting or given to satire

satirically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of satiric in a Sentence

  1. a satiric story about the movie business

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1509

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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