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lam·poon

lampoon

 
 
pronunciation:
laem pun
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an attack through ridicule, as in an essay, cartoon, or comedy; satire.
The governor failed to appreciate the lampoon of her that appeared in Sunday's cartoon.
synonyms:
satire
similar words:
burlesque, mockery, parody, ridicule, skit, spoof, squib, travesty
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lampoons, lampooning, lampooned
definition: to ridicule, usu. in a piece of writing such as an essay or a play; satirize.
The critic lampooned the famous director's new film, saying that Knife's Sharp Edge was just "deadly dull."The play lampooned the manners of the upper class.
synonyms:
satirize
similar words:
burlesque, mock, parody, ridicule, spoof, travesty
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derivations: lampooner (n.), lampoonery (n.), lampoonist (n.)