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.

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Origin of satirical

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

synonym study for satirical

1. See cynical.

OTHER WORDS FROM satirical

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British Dictionary definitions for satirical

satirical

satiric

/ (səˈtɪrɪkəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or containing satire
given to the use of satire

Derived forms of satirical

satirically, adverbsatiricalness, noun
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