Satire

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.
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2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
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Syn. -- Lampoon; sarcasm; irony; ridicule; pasquinade; burlesque; wit; humor.
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Sa*tir"ic

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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.
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2. Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting. "Satirical rogue." Shak.
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Syn. -- Cutting; caustic; poignant; sarcastic; ironical; bitter; reproachful; abusive.
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-- Sa*tir"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sa*tir"ic*al*ness, n.
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