Definition and Meanings for satire

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Satire is ranked 10,747 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of satire

noun, adjective

Etymology of satire

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

Meaning of satire


as noun, adjective

  • 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.
  • keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
  • No antonyms for satire

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