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 (sə-tĭr′ĭ-kəl) or sa·tir·ic (-ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by satire.
2. Given to or fond of making satirical remarks.

sa·tir′i·cal·ly adv.


(səˈtɪrɪkəl) or


1. of, relating to, or containing satire
2. given to the use of satire
saˈtirically adv
saˈtiricalness n


(səˈtɪr ɪ kəl)

also sa•tir′ic,

1. of or characterized by satire.
2. indulging in or given to satire.
[1520–30; < Late Latin satiric(us) (satir(a) satire + -icus -ic) + -al1]
sa•tir′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.satirical - exposing human folly to ridicule; "a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds


adjective mocking, ironical, cynical, cutting, biting, bitter, taunting, pungent, incisive, sarcastic, sardonic, caustic, vitriolic, burlesque, mordant, Rabelaisian, mordacious a satirical novel about London life in the late 80s


Contemptuous or ironic in manner or wit:
ساخِر، إنْتِقادي، هِجائيساخِر، هِجائي


[səˈtɪrɪkəl] ADJsatírico


[səˈtɪrɪkəl] adjsatirique


adj literature, film etcsatirisch; (= mocking, joking)ironisch


[səˈtɪrɪkl] adjsatirico/a


(ˈsӕtaiə) noun
(a piece of) writing etc that makes someone look foolish. a satire on university life.
saˈtirical (-ˈti-) adjective
1. of satire. satirical writing.
2. mocking. in a satirical mood.
ˈsatirist (-ˈti-) noun
a person who writes or performs satire(s).
ˈsatirize, ˈsatirise (-ti-) verb
to make look foolish by using satire.
References in classic literature ?
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
I feel no disposition to be satirical, when the trapper's coat emits the odor of musquash even; it is a sweeter scent to me than that which commonly exhales from the merchant's or the scholar's garments.
she laughed continually; her laugh was satirical, and so was the habitual expression of her arched and haughty lip.
Agatha, as serious and friendly with a single companion as she was mischievous and satirical before a larger audience, enjoyed the scene quietly.
Alexander, the younger brother, was sickly, clever, fond of books and drawing, and full of satirical remarks.
A poem of the satirical kind cannot indeed be put down to any author earlier than Homer; though many such writers probably there were.
Mademoiselle Danglars was still the same -- cold, beautiful, and satirical.
Do not think that I could write to you in a satirical vein, for I am too old to show my teeth to no purpose, and people would laugh at me, and quote our Russian proverb: "Who diggeth a pit for another one, the same shall fall into it himself.
He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.
His piercing look was fixed in vain on the satirical face of the Gascon and the unchanging countenance of Porthos.
Well, now, for my part," said he, with the most natural air possible, "I am not an enemy of jesting, my dear Monsieur d'Artagnan; my soldiers will tell you that even many times in camp, I listened very indifferently, and with a certain pleasure, to the satirical songs which the army of Lambert passed into mine, and which, certainly, would have caused the ears of a general more susceptible than I am to tingle.