satirical

or sa·tir·ic

[ suh-tir-i-kuhl or suh-tir-ik ]
/ səˈtɪr ɪ kəl or səˈtɪr ɪk /

adjective

of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels.
indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet.

Nearby words

  1. satinpod,
  2. satinwood,
  3. satiny,
  4. satire,
  5. satiric,
  6. satirically,
  7. satirist,
  8. satirize,
  9. satisfaction,
  10. satisfactory

Origin of satirical

1520–30; < Late Latin satiric(us) (satir(a) satire + -icus -ic) + -al1

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See cynical.

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British Dictionary definitions for satiric

satirical

satiric

/ (səˈtɪrɪkəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or containing satire
given to the use of satire
Derived Formssatirically, adverbsatiricalness, noun

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