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SATIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does satire mean? 

SATIRE (noun)
  The noun SATIRE has 1 sense:

1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn

  Familiarity information: SATIRE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SATIRE (noun)


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Meaning:

Witty language used to convey insults or scorn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

caustic remark; irony; sarcasm; satire

Context examples:

he used sarcasm to upset his opponent / irony is wasted on the stupid / Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own

Hypernyms ("satire" is a kind of...):

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Attribute:

sarcastic (expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds)

unsarcastic (not sarcastic)


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