Adjective "satyrical" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈsatə/

Definitions and examples

noun

One of a class of lustful, drunken woodland gods. In Greek art they were represented as a man with a horse's ears and tail, but in Roman representations as a man with a goat's ears, tail, legs, and horns.
  1. 'In art, Bacchus is represented as a curly-haired child drinking wine; as a young man, naked apart from a crown of vine leaves and grapes; or heavily drunk, sometimes being put to bed by nymphs and satyrs.'
  2. 'Dionysos and his satyrs, nymphs, and maenads are, of course, found everywhere in the ancient world, but they appear most frequently in dining rooms and gardens.'
  3. 'Charles was an unmarried satyr'
  4. 'Her confrontation of the insatiable satyr while he has his hand up another honey's haunches is the sole moment of real emotion in what is otherwise a movie of surfaces.'
A satyrid butterfly with chiefly dark brown wings.

    More definitions

    1. Classical Mythology. one of a class of woodland deities, attendant on Bacchus, represented as part human, part horse, and sometimes part goat and noted for riotousness and lasciviousness.

    2. a lascivious man; lecher.

    3. a man who has satyriasis.

    4. Also, satyrid[sey-ter-id, sat-er-, suh-tahy-rid]/ˈseɪ tər ɪd, ˈsæt ər-, səˈtaɪ rɪd/. Also called satyr butterfly. any of several butterflies of the family Satyridae, having gray or brown wings marked with eyespots.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "canards can be satyrical."

    Origin

    (satyr)Late Middle English: from Old French satyre, or via Latin from Greek saturos.