What does satirical mean?

Definitions for satiricalsəˈtɪr ɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word satirical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. satirical, satiric(adj)

    exposing human folly to ridicule

    "a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine"


  1. satirical(Adjective)

    of, pertaining to or connected with satire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satirical(adj)

    of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style

  2. Satirical(adj)

    censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satirical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satirical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rolling Stone:

    Either you're being really satirical, or you're going to a real dark place here.

  2. Molly Norris:

    I didn't mean for my satirical poster to be taken seriously, it became kind of an excuse for people to hate or be mean-spirited. I'm not mean-spirited.

  3. Salman Rushdie:

    The French satirical tradition has always been very pointed and very harsh, and still is, you know, the thing that I really resent is the way in which these, our dead comrades ... who died using the same implement that I use, which is a pen or pencil, have been almost immediately vilified and called racists and I don't know what else.

  4. President Obama:

    We can not have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States, because if somebody is able to intimidate us out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don’t like or news reports that they don’t like, that’s now who we are. That’s not what America is about.

  5. Eric Idle:

    At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.

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