satirical
adjective see satiric

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  • satirical — UK [səˈtɪrɪk(ə)l] / US or satiric UK [səˈtɪrɪk] / US adjective literature satirical writing or art uses humour to criticize people or things and make them seem silly a satirical novel/programme/play a satirical look at politics today Derived word …   English dictionary

  • satirical — index incisive, ironic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • satirical — 1520s, from L.L. satiricus, from L. satira satire, poetic medley (see SATIRE (Cf. satire)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • satirical — / satiric [adj] mocking abusive, bantering, biting, bitter, burlesque, caustic, censorious, chaffing, cutting, cynical, farcical, incisive, ironical, lampooning, mordant, paradoxical, parodying, pungent, ridiculing, sarcastic, sardonic, spoofing …   New thesaurus

  • satirical — (also satiric) ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing or using satire. 2) sarcastic; humorously critical. DERIVATIVES satirically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • satirical — [sə tir′i kəl] adj. 1. of, like, or containing satire 2. indulging in, or fond of indulging in, satire: Also satiric SYN. SARCASTIC satirically adv …   English World dictionary

  • satirical — sa|tir|i|cal [ sə tırıkl ] or sa|tir|ic [ sə tırık ] adjective satirical writing or art uses humor to criticize people or things and make them seem silly: a satirical novel/program/play a satirical look at politics today ╾ sa|tir|i|cal|ly [ sə… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Satirical — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • satirical — [[t]sətɪ̱rɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED A satirical drawing, piece of writing, or comedy show is one in which humour or exaggeration is used to criticize something. ...a satirical novel about London life in the late 80s …   English dictionary

  • 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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