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satire

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of satire

  1. a creative work that uses sharp humor to point up the foolishness of a person, institution, or human nature in general a satire about the music industry in which a handsome but untalented youth is turned into a rock star Synonyms of satire lampoon, pasquinade Words Related to satire burlesque, caricature, parody, spoof, takeoff; comedy, farce, sketch, skit, slapstick, squib; derision, ridicule; cartoon, mockery, travesty

Synonym Discussion of satire

wit, humor, irony, sarcasm, satire, repartee mean a mode of expression intended to arouse amusement. wit suggests the power to evoke laughter by remarks showing verbal felicity or ingenuity and swift perception especially of the incongruous.
    • a playful wit
humor implies an ability to perceive the ludicrous, the comical, and the absurd in human life and to express these usually without bitterness.
    • a sense of humor
irony applies to a manner of expression in which the intended meaning is the opposite of what is seemingly expressed.
    • the irony of the title
sarcasm applies to expression frequently in the form of irony that is intended to cut or wound.
    • given to heartless sarcasm
satire applies to writing that exposes or ridicules conduct, doctrines, or institutions either by direct criticism or more often through irony, parody, or caricature.
    • a satire on the Congress
repartee implies the power of answering quickly, pointedly, or wittily.
    • a dinner guest noted for repartee


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