self-sat·​i·​riz·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈsa-tə-ˌrī-ziŋ How to pronounce self-satirizing (audio) \

Definition of self-satirizing

: tending or serving to make fun of or criticize oneself by means of satire self-satirizing humor The interviewer is played by a gamely self-satirizing George Harrison …— D. J. Taylor In his [Jerry Seinfeld's] self-satirizing way, he didn't agree with the principle of quitting on top. He said he wanted to peter out, exhausted, out of gas.— Marvin Kitman also : having the character or appearance of satire directed at oneself or itself On the one hand, this brings us back to Bloom and his belief in a self-satirizing culture, in which reality is its own lampoon. — David L. Ulin "… How do you satirize the Internet when it's self-satirizing, you know?" — Bo Burnham … realized the whole thing was now so self-satirizing that no novel could do it justice. — Sarah Dunant

First Known Use of self-satirizing

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-satirizing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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