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satire

sat·ire

satire

 
 
pronunciation:
sae taIr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a literary or dramatic work that ridicules or derides human vice or foolishness, usu. through the use of parody or irony.
The play is a satire that lampoons upper-class mores.
synonyms:
lampoon
definition 2: the literary genre that comprises such works.
definition 3: the use of irony or parody to ridicule or denounce human corruptness or folly.
synonyms:
lampoon, sarcasm
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