HyperDic: satire

English > 1 sense of the word satire:
NOUNcommunicationsatire, sarcasm, irony, caustic remarkwitty language used to convey insults or scorn
satire > pronunciation
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English > satire: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
Meaningwitty language used to convey insults or scorn.
Example "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
Synonymssarcasm, irony, caustic remark
AttributessarcasticExpressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
unsarcasticnot sarcastic
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishironía, sarcasmo, sátira
Catalanironia, sarcasme, sàtira
Adjectivessatirical, satiricexposing human folly to ridicule
Nounssatirista humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
Verbssatirize, satiriseridicule with satire

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