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

Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-satirizing was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Self-satirizing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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