sat·​i·​rist | \ ˈsa-tə-rist How to pronounce satirist (audio) \

Definition of satirist

: one that satirizes especially : a writer of satire

Examples of satirist in a Sentence

social satirists of the American Dream the great British satirist, Jonathan Swift

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Naturally, the Internet's favorite musical satirist Randy Rainbow decided to take a closer look at those comments. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Randy Rainbow Declares Trump Is Not the 'Chosen One' in New 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Parody," 29 Aug. 2019 What happens to a satirist who sees her darkest visions made real? Madeleine Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Nell Zink’s Satire Raises the Stakes," 26 Aug. 2019 But Holsinger is not at heart a satirist, or at least not a mean one. Ron Charles Critic, Washington Post, "Parents will stop at nothing to get their kids into a prestigious school," 16 July 2019 British satirist Chris Morris’ 2010 directorial debut, Four Lions, explored the foibles of a group of incompetent wannabe Islamic terrorists. Christian Holub,, "The FBI hilariously creates its own enemies in The Day Shall Come trailer," 21 Aug. 2019 The popular stand-up comic and political satirist Kunal Kamra took to Twitter to endorse the game. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A board game, inspired by a film on Arvind Kejriwal, offers a close look at Indian politics," 16 July 2019 The troupe of political satirists, made up mostly of former Capitol Hill staffers, has had an Independence Day date with the university city for years. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: DSO's 'Salute to America,' Stars & Stripes fest, Bill Burr," 27 June 2018 Rather, after some staff turnover and soul-searching, television, podcast, sketch, stand-up and social media satirists became a powerful point of contrast to the both-sides-ism that has plagued mainstream political media. Dan Jakes, Chicago Reader, "The Deckchairs can't make American political comedy great again," 15 June 2018 The author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "In memoriam through May 25: Philip Roth, Robert Indiana, Joan Wile, Clint Walker | The Kansas City Star," 25 May 2018

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1566, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of satirist

: a person who uses satire in books, movies, etc.

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