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səˈtɪr ɪ kəlsatir·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satirical, satiricadjective

    exposing human folly to ridicule

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


  1. satiricaladjective

    of, pertaining to or connected with satire

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satirical, Satirickadjective

    Etymology: satiricus, Latin; satirique, French; from satire.

    You must not think, that a satyrick style
    Allows of scandalous and brutish words. Wentworth Dillon.

    What human kind desires, and what they shun,
    Rage, passions, pleasures, impotence of will,
    Shall this satirical collection fill. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Slanders, sir; for the satirical slave says here, that old men have grey beards; that their faces are wrinkled. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    He that hath a satirical vein, as he maketh others afraid of his wit, so he had need be afraid of others memory. Francis Bacon.

    On me when dunces are satirick,
    I take it for a panegyrick. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satiricaladjective

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

  2. Satiricaladjective

    censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting

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  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

Examples of satirical in a Sentence

  1. Cindy Holland:

    Lauren Goose, who is the creator felt very strongly about exploring these issues based on Lauren Goose own experiences, but in a satirical over the top way, ultimately, the message of the show is that what is most important is that you feel comfortable in your own self. Fat-shaming itself, that criticism, is embedded in the DNA of the show.

  2. Seth Dillon:

    The initial attacks that we face from the media and Big Tech came from this angle that we’re spreading misinformation, and we need to be fact checked, and it was really weird how they were treating these jokes so seriously and giving them a truth rating, that didn’t really work out too well for them, they actually faced a lot of backlash for that, they were mocked very heavily, so there seems to be this shift in strategy. We’re now, instead of focusing on the misinformative nature of our satirical claims, they’re focusing more on the fact that we’re punching down without jokes or aiming at the wrong targets.

  3. Rolling Stone:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Seth Dillon:

    We were doing a satirical take on USA Today recently naming Rachel Levine, a transgender individual, as one of their picks for women of the year. So we did a satirical take on this, and we named Rachel Levine as our man of the year, twitter didn’t like that very much.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. flabby
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