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- of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels.
- indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet.
Origin of satirical
1520–30;Related formssa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbsa·tir·i·cal·ness, nounnon·sa·tir·ic, adjectivenon·sa·tir·i·cal, adjectivenon·sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·sa·tir·i·cal·ness, nounpseu·do·sa·tir·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbqua·si-sa·tir·i·cal, adjectivequa·si-sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·sa·tir·ic, adjectivesem·i·sa·tir·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·sa·tir·ic, adjectivesub·sa·tir·i·cal, adjectivesub·sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·sa·tir·i·cal·ness, nounun·sa·tir·ic, adjectiveun·sa·tir·i·cal, adjectiveun·sa·tir·i·cal·ly, adverbun·sa·tir·i·cal·ness, noun
< Late Latin satiric(us
+ -icus -ic
) + -al1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Words for satiricallyjokingly
Examples from the Web for satirically
Historical Examples of satirically
“I regret to have shocked your ladyship,” he murmured, satirically.
And I suppose, she said, satirically, you wonder why Iwhy youare repellent to me.
“I suppose because we have no ruins and no curiosities,” said Virginia, satirically.
"You are one of the lords of creation," said Philippa satirically.
Anne and Sophy looked at each other and smiled, the one sadly, the other satirically.
British Dictionary definitions for satirically
Derived Formssatirically, adverbsatiricalness, noun
- of, relating to, or containing satire
- given to the use of satire
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Word Origin and History for satirically
1520s, from Late Latin satiricus, from Latin satira "satire, poetic medley" (see satire (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Satirically.
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