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Meaning of SATIRE

Pronunciation:  'satIr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"
 

SATIRE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: caustic remark, irony, sarcasm
 
 See Also: humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sat"ire\ (?; in Eng. often ?; 277), n. [L. satira,
satura, fr. satura (sc. lanx) a dish filled with various
kinds of fruits, food composed of various ingredients, a
mixture, a medley, fr. satur full of food, sated, fr. sat,
satis, enough: cf. F. satire. See {Sate}, {Sad}, a., and cf.
{Saturate}.]
1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or
   folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in
   public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective
   poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.

2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to
   reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.

Syn: Lampoon; sarcasm; irony; ridicule; pasquinade;
     burlesque; wit; humor.

 

 

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