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satyr

one of a class of Greek woodland gods with a goat’s or horse’s ears and tail and budding horns; a lustful or sensual man; lecher
Not to be confused with:
satire – the use of ridicule, irony, sarcasm, etc., to expose folly or vice or to lampoon someone; burlesque, caricature, parody

sa·tyr

 (sā′tər, săt′ər)
n.
1. often Satyr Greek Mythology A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.
2. A licentious man; a lecher.
3. A man who is affected by satyriasis.
4. Any of various satyrid butterflies having brownish wings marked with eyespots.

[Middle English satire, from Old French, from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos.]

sa·tyr′ic (sā-tîr′ĭk, sə-), sa·tyr′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

satyr

(ˈsætə)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of a class of sylvan deities, represented as goatlike men who drank and danced in the train of Dionysus and chased the nymphs
2. a man who has strong sexual desires
3. (Psychiatry) a man who has satyriasis
4. (Animals) any of various butterflies of the genus Satyrus and related genera, having dark wings often marked with eyespots: family Satyridae
[C14: from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos]
satyric, saˈtyrical adj
ˈsatyr-ˌlike adj

sa•tyr

(ˈseɪ tər, ˈsæt ər)

n.
1. one of a class of ancient Greek woodland deities, represented as part human and part horse or goat, and noted for their riotousness and lasciviousness.
2. a lascivious man; lecher.
3. a man who has satyriasis.
4. Also, sa•tyr•id (ˈseɪ tər ɪd, ˈsæt ər-, səˈtaɪ rɪd) any of several butterflies of the family Satyridae, having gray or brown wings marked with eyespots.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin satyrus < Greek sátyros]
sa•tyr•ic (səˈtɪr ɪk) sa•tyr′i•cal, adj.
sa′tyr•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satyr - man with strong sexual desiressatyr - man with strong sexual desires  
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
2.satyr - one of a class of woodland deitiessatyr - one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
Greek deity - a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks

satyr

noun
An immoral or licentious man:
Informal: dirty old man.
Slang: lech.
Translations

satyr

[ˈsætəʳ] Nsátiro m

satyr

[ˈsætər] n (in mythology)satyre m

satyr

nSatyr m

satyr

[ˈsætəʳ] n (liter) → satiro
References in classic literature ?
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
the daughters of Hecaterus) were born the divine mountain Nymphs and the tribe of worthless, helpless Satyrs, and the divine Curetes, sportive dancers.'
But here in her direst need Una found new friends in a troupe of fauns and satyrs who were playing in the forest.
It contained one of the precious stockings; and half opening it, I revealed to Sylvia's astonished eyes the cunning little frieze of Bacchus and Ariadne, followed by a troop of Satyrs and Bacchantes, which the artist had designed to encircle one of the white columns of that little marble temple which sat before me.
In this way, and in sighing and calling on the fauns and satyrs of the woods and the nymphs of the streams, and Echo, moist and mournful, to answer, console, and hear him, as well as in looking for herbs to sustain him, he passed his time until Sancho's return; and had that been delayed three weeks, as it was three days, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance would have worn such an altered countenance that the mother that bore him would not have known him: and here it will be well to leave him, wrapped up in sighs and verses, to relate how Sancho Panza fared on his mission.
Neptune was already unsubstantial in the twilight, half god, half ghost, and his fountain plashed dreamily to the men and satyrs who idled together on its marge.
When this happened the ancient world was rolled up like a scroll, and put away until the next day, with all its orators and conspirators, its nymphs and satyrs, gods and demigods; though sometimes they escaped at night and got into the boy's dreams.
Of the rushing couples there could barely be discerned more than the high lights--the indistinctness shaping them to satyrs clasping nymphs--a multiplicity of Pans whirling a multiplicity of Syrinxes; Lotis attempting to elude Priapus, and always failing.
As he was roaming about, a Satyr came up to him, and finding that he had lost his way, promised to give him a lodging for the night, and guide him out of the forest in the morning.
It was a slow smile, starting and sometimes ending in the eyes; it was very sensual, neither cruel nor kindly, but suggested rather the inhuman glee of the satyr. It was his smile that made me ask him:
"A satyr!" he thought, with that abhorrent hate with which young men regard those more advanced in life, who still think of love.
Kutuzov no one spoke of, except some who abused him in whispers, calling him a court weathercock and an old satyr.