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ˈsæt ər ɪstsatirist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. satirist, ironist, ridiculernoun

    a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm


  1. satiristnoun

    A person who writes satire.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Satiristnoun

    One who writes satires.

    Etymology: from satire.

    Wycherly, in his writings, is the sharpest satyrist of his time; but, in his nature, he has all the softness of the tenderest dispositions: in his writings he is severe, bold, undertaking; in his nature gentle, modest, inoffensive. George Granville.

    All vain pretenders have been constantly the topicks of the most candid satyrists, from the Codrus of Juvenal to the Damon of Boileau. Letter to the Publisher of the Dunciad.

    Yet soft his nature, though severe his lay;
    His anger moral, and his wisdom gay:
    Blest satyrist! who touch’d the mean so true,
    As show’d vice had his hate and pity too. Alexander Pope.


  1. satirist

    This is an incomplete list of writers, cartoonists and others known for involvement in satire – humorous social criticism. They are grouped by era and listed by year of birth. Included is a list of modern satires. Under Contemporary, 1930-1960 P.J. O'Rourke Joe Queenan


  1. satirist

    A satirist is a person who uses humor, irony, ridicule, or exaggeration to criticize or mock people's stupidity or vices, especially in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. This criticism is often expressed in literature, performances, or other forms of media.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Satiristnoun

    one who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. satiriste.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. satirist

    1. A taxidermist of the Past, Present and Future; one who disembowels, stuffs and mounts all the gods, living and dead; one who fills up with straw and sawdust all illusions. 2. An esoteric mimic. 3. A being with an eye in the back of his head. 4. A postlude to the day's funeral march; a prelude to freedom.

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  1. sitarist

  2. tarsitis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satirist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satirist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of satirist in a Sentence

  1. James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview:

    The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.

  2. James Thurber:

    The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.

  3. James Thurber:

    The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.

  4. Anthony Trollope:

    The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little -- or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.

  5. Peter McArthur:

    A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people.

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