Definition of Satire. Meaning of Satire. Synonyms of Satire

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Definition of Satire

Satire
Satire Sat"ire (?; in Eng. often ?; 277), n. [L. satira, satura, fr. satura (sc. lanx) a dish filled with various kinds of fruits, food composed of various ingredients, a mixture, a medley, fr. satur full of food, sated, fr. sat, satis, enough: cf. F. satire. See Sate, Sad, a., and cf. Saturate.] 1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal. 2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm. Syn: Lampoon; sarcasm; irony; ridicule; pasquinade; burlesque; wit; humor.

Meaning of Satire from wikipedia

- Satire is a genre of the visual, literary, and performing arts, usually in the form of fiction and less frequently non-fiction, in which vices, follies...
- convenience of readers. Book I: Satires 1–5 Book II: Satire 6 Book III: Satires 7–9 Book IV: Satires 10–12 Book V: Satires 13–16 (Satire 16 is incompletely preserved)...
- Political satire is satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech...
- News satire or news comedy is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News...
- The genre of Menippean satire is a form of satire, usually in prose, that is characterized by attacking mental attitudes rather than specific individuals...
- Satire VI is the most famous of the sixteen Satires by the Roman author Juvenal written in the late 1st or early 2nd century. In English translation,...
- Estate satire is a genre of writing from 14th Century, Medieval literary works. The three Medieval estates were the Clergy (those who pra****), the Nobility...
- ruses which engender dramatic irony, which provokes laughter. Satire and political satire use comedy to portray people or social institutions as ridiculous...
- The Satire of the Trades, also called The Instruction of Dua-Kheti, is a work of didactic ancient Egyptian literature. It takes the form of an instruction...
- News satire is a type of parody presented in a format typical of mainstream journalism, and called a satire because of its content. News satire is not...