Adjective "satirise" definition and examples

(Satirise may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsatɪrʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Deride and criticize by means of satire.
  1. 'The more directly Andersen's tales draw on his own emotional vulnerabilities or satirize his contemporaries, the more powerful they are.'
  2. 'He was taken by the idea of lampooning the soaps, but was ultimately more interested in satirizing our celebrity-obsessed culture.'
  3. 'Editorial cartooning is a negative art form: criticizing, satirizing and making fun of authority.'
  4. 'The play tears a strip off beauty pageants, satirizing their supermodel-thin take on what qualifies as beauty.'
  5. 'He satirizes a variety of targets and yet none more than himself.'
  6. 'Those things that the nation once glorified it now derides and satirizes.'
  7. 'She teases, criticizes and satirizes American democracy, but she cares so much it's positively palpable.'
  8. 'Their actions, inactions, mistakes, goofy procedures and right-wing tendencies are there - just waiting to be satirized.'
  9. 'The play satirized the nobility and made a commoner - a haircutter, no less - the protagonist.'
  10. 'The English political parties and religious denominations are satirized in the description of the wearers of high heels and low heels, and of the controversy on the question whether eggs should be broken at the big or small end.'

More definitions

1. to attack or ridicule with satire.

More examples(as adjective)

"celebrations can be satirise."

Origin

(satirize)