What does satire mean?

Definitions for satire
ˈsæt aɪərsatire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remarknoun

    witty language used to convey insults or scorn

    "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"--Jonathan Swift

Wiktionary

  1. satirenoun

    A literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this.

  2. satirenoun

    A satirical work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satireadjective

    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. Satireadjective

    keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm

Freebase

  1. Satire

    Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon. A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm—"in satire, irony is militant"—but parody, burlesque, exaggeration, juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing. This "militant" irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of the very things the satirist wishes to attack. Satire is nowadays found in many artistic forms of expression, including literature, plays, commentary, and media such as lyrics.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Satire

    sat′īr, or sat′ir, n. a literary composition, orig. in verse, essentially a criticism of man and his works, whom it holds up either to ridicule or scorn—its chief instruments, irony, sarcasm, invective, wit and humour: an invective poem: severity of remark, denunciation: ridicule.—adjs. Satir′ic, -al, pertaining to, or conveying, satire: sarcastic: abusive.—adv. Satir′ically.—n. Satir′icalness, the state or quality of being satirical.—v.t. Sat′irīse, to make the object of satire: to censure severely.—n. Sat′irist, a writer of satire. [Fr.,—L. satira, satura (lanx, a dish), a full dish, a medley.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Satire

    a species of poetry or prose writing in which the vice or folly of the times is held up to ridicule, a species in which Horace and Juvenal excelled among the Romans, and Dryden, Pope, and Swift among us.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of satire in a Sentence

  1. Baron Cohen:

    At no time did I endorse training toddlers in handling guns. Nor was the idea even presented to me directly. If it had been, I would have rejected it, i love good satire, but good satire must reveal some basis in truth. This was fraud, a sick fraud at that, and its intention was to deceive the American people for political purposes.

  2. Luavut Zahid:

    We're not just trying to make people laugh, we're trying to make a point, although sometimes it can be really dark, satire is a way of looking at the world and screaming 'What is wrong with you?'.

  3. Bassem Youssef:

    You can do funny to be a distraction and you can do funny to effect people and this is the difference,  What I miss in the show is the political satire as an effective weapon against the brainwashing and the empty propaganda. And I think it's very important… to enable the media and force the authority to be more responsible for the people.

  4. Facebook Inc -LRB- FB.O -RRB-:

    This policy does not extend to content that is parody or satire, or video that has been edited solely to omit or change the order of words.

  5. Armando Bo:

    It's one of these cases where the truth is stranger than fiction so I was kind of forced to make it comedy, satire.

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