Adjective "satiric" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


  1. 'Swift's disturbing satiric vision and eccentricities have given rise to countless myths and legends about his life.'
  2. 'I'm not sure I fully understood the complete satiric meaning of your piece.'
  3. 'It's not all bad, of course: much of Thackerey's satiric wit and observation manages to break through the smog of a lifeless interpretation.'
  4. 'The strong undertone of moral earnestness, never preached, gives a stability and force to the vivid portraiture, and prevents the satiric touches from degenerating into mere malice.'
  5. 'Rops's entire oeuvre is informed by a satiric and sardonic eye for the follies of the world.'
  6. 'There are satiric songs mocking meanness and tyranny, songs in praise of drink and drinkers, while other pieces celebrate heroic feats of valour or of sport.'
  7. 'Behind this lies a genuine satiric point about the booming heritage industry's dependence on quaint appellations and sentimental conservation.'
  8. 'The pieces are intelligently chosen, quirky and satiric extracts sharing space with atmospheric and journalistic ones, encouraging the reader to reconsider stereotypes.'
  9. 'Another related discursive tendency is the use of satiric irony, especially sarcasm.'
  10. 'Boyle's novels are wittily and slyly satiric about the earnest, innocent reforming utopians who questioned social attitudes and proselytised progressive, perfectionist ideals.'


1. of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels.

2. indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet.

More examples(as adjective)

"aims can be satiric."

"intentions can be satiric."

"writers can be satiric."

"veins can be satiric."

"styles can be satiric."

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