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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Exposing human folly to ridicule.

Usage examples (33)
  • The play started with a satiric opening sentence from the writer.
  • When her innocent and well-chaperoned pilgrimage to watch the sun rise is viciously misrepresented in satiric pamphlets as a drunken orgy, the people begin to turn...
  • The multiplicity of voice and genre in the Roman Rite can be described as satiric, as a gift of difference, whose complexity sets it apart from earlier manipulations of...
  • Certainly it wrung a kind of satiric poem out of me - Rudolf Hess as Nelson Mandela in blackface! for more
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