Satiricalness
Satiric Sa*tir"ic, Satirical Sa*tir"ic*al, a. [L. satiricus: cf. F. satirique.] 1. Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style. [1913 Webster]

2. Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting. ``Satirical rogue.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Cutting; caustic; poignant; sarcastic; ironical; bitter; reproachful; abusive. [1913 Webster] -- {Sa*tir"ic*al*ly}, adv. -- {Sa*tir"ic*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • satiricalness — sa·tir·i·cal·ness …   English syllables

  • satiricalness — noun ( es) archaic : the quality or state of being satirical …   Useful english dictionary

  • satirical — satirically, adv. satiricalness, n. /seuh tir i keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels. 2. indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet. Also, satiric. [1520 30; < LL satiric(us) (satir(a) …   Universalium

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  • satirical — /səˈtɪrɪkəl/ (say suh tirikuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to satire; of the nature of satire: satirical novels. 2. indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet. Also, satiric. {Late Latin satiricus + al1} –satirically, adverb… …   Australian English dictionary

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