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  • adj. Of, related to, or having the characteristics of parody.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the character of parody.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to parody; of the nature or in the spirit of parody.


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  • Like all great satire, Café Flesh stands in parodic opposition to the very generic forms out of which it evolved.

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  • What makes this almost parodic is the self-conscious whimsy that conjoins animate and inanimate in a gesture of closeness conventionally reserved for animate beings alone, an archness that often cloys in Hunt but that points to a more serious scrambling of subjects and objects in bibliophilic writing generally, where books repeatedly turn into quasi-subjects and persons into quasi-objects.

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  • There is no doubt that the copying in the MA GOP's ad far exceeds what even DeVore did, and, it seems to me, that fact more than compensates for any possibility of the MA GOP's ad having slightly more of a "parodic" quality than did DeVore's "November" ad.

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  • This second-hand or transcribed social history isn't "parodic," just misconceived, and testimony (if any is needed) to the increasing inability to discern what our disciplinary base actually is in "literary-and-cultural studies," and why it matters that we cannot and should not be simply pale echoes of better-equipped social historians like Colley herself.

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  • An energetic, parodic drawing of dancers based on a celebrated print from the Romantic Ballet era encapsulates, along with a witty drawing of Igor Stravinsky, Picasso's association with Sergei Diaghilev and his experimental Ballets Russes.

    Portrait of a Restless Artist as a Young Man

  • Some scenes are excellently staged and acted, while others are done in an offhand, parodic manner which makes me wonder how historically accurate everything is.

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  • Especially his postmodern trilogy of parodic detective stories which conclude at a Sherlock Holmes conference in Meiringen, where Adair himself plunges into the Reichenbach Falls with his own central character.

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  • Dinner takes to a sublime and faintly parodic extreme the great revival of British food that might be traced back to Rick Stein's 1988 book, English Seafood Cookery.

    How Britain got its patriotism back | Jonathan Jones

  • It is quite obviously too cruelly parodic to be real, and this should be Garry's first line of defence.

    Manchester City's Garry Cook – a man for football's crazy times | Marina Hyde

  • "Families are the stuff of American drama; and in Sam Shepard's savagely parodic 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winner they get duly stuffed," wrote Michael Billington very memorably about Matthew Warchus's 2004 National Theatre revival.

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