from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of satire; containing or marked by satire.
  • Indulging in satire; satirical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire.
  • adjective Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

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  • adjective of or pertaining to satire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective exposing human folly to ridicule


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satire +‎ -ic


  • When her innocent and well-chaperoned pilgrimage to watch the sun rise is viciously misrepresented in satiric pamphlets as a drunken orgy, the people begin to turn against her.

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  • The multiplicity of voice and genre in the Roman Rite can be described as satiric, as a gift of difference, whose complexity sets it apart from earlier manipulations of genre.

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  • Paz, is here in all its bitter humour; it might be called a satiric pendant to that other Familia, not many yards away, Las Meninas.

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  • Not because I would be breaking state security or anything, but because the stories were so freaking weird that the only context in which I could employ them in fiction would be in some kind of satiric, surrealistic piece that would read like Christopher Buckley crossed with John le Carre.

    Lord of Light Trailer

  • The difference, says Rick Reynolds, whose mordant tales from childhood were released as "Only the Truth Is Funny," is that a comic has to evoke continuous laughter, leaving no time to sound any other notes, such as satiric, thoughtful or sad.

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  • But after the incendiary and insulting "satiric" New Yorker cover with Michelle and Barack Obama, Bush's incoherent press conference, CA bank failures, and John McBush supposedly rising in the polls, I might have to get on my Navy Seal drag, hop a tender and stowaway with Captains Rosie and Kelli.

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  • Certainly it wrung a kind of satiric poem out of me - Rudolf Hess as Nelson Mandela in blackface!

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  • Quintilian writes, Satura ... tota nostra est (“Rome is preeminent in satire,” Institutio oratoria, X, 93), he means, however, to claim Roman superiority only in that kind of satiric writing now known as formal verse satire — a collection of short verse satires in which the satirist directly attacks and denounces a variety of men and practices — written first by Lucilius, refined and stabilized by Horace, and further developed by Juvenal and Persius.


  • Much of it is not in any sense "satiric," and it seems to have derived what popularity it had almost wholly from the "key" interest.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • You can deal with this very easily: ignore the Tiger Woods posts just as I ignore the Daily Reflections by Spurgeon and Oswald Chambers and the "satiric" political posts wrriten by self-styled "humorists".

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