Definition of 'satire'
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This is a sharp and funny satire about the whole sorry business of writing fiction. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We live in a democracy where political satire is part and parcel of our democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is as sharp as the satire gets. Times, Sunday Times (2008) Political satire has become an easy laugh. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Him with the hair and the podcasts brings his sharp political satire back to the stage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The people who live here are belittled with irony and satire for their neat ambitions and their careful pleasures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The most middle-class form of middleclass humour is satire. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It may be the quick-witted humour and laughing satire that first strike visitors to this show. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is humour, irony and satire. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most people blamed the format, which struggled to decide if it was a satire show or a typical magazine programme. The Sun (2011)Expect satire and topical chat. The Sun (2015)The satire shows that, then as now, you are what you eat. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)It's a slow-moving story but be patient and you will be rewarded with a wicked political satire. The Sun (2006)An unorthodox blend of biting satire and music-hall humour, it sometimes feels too whimsical for its own good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are much, much happier with irony and satire, tropes that allow you to feel smug but detached. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Whether it's aiming for zany hilarity or astute satire, this show needs to stop preening and sharpen its claws. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The writer and characters are Italian, but this very funny satire about the stuffy little world of literature could be set anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I originally loved the screenplay because it is a wicked satire on the writer's role in contemporary Hollywood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We don't seem to be capable of writing the purely political play or social satire that you guys seem to excel at, so who the hell knows? Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'satire'
British English: satire NOUN
Satire is the use of humour to criticize people's behaviour or ideas.
He is an easy target for satire.
Definition of satire from the Collins English Dictionary
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