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Meaning & Definition of Satire in English

English

Satire

/sætaɪər/

noun

1. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn

  • "He used sarcasm to upset his opponent"
  • "Irony is wasted on the stupid"
  • "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--jonathan swift
    synonym:
  • sarcasm
  • ,
  • irony
  • ,
  • satire
  • ,
  • caustic remark