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Satire appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Satire: Veritas.
  • Marge, let dam dogs in. Am on satire! Vow I am Cain. Am on spot. Am a Jap sniper. Red, raw murder on GI. Ignore drum. (Warner rips pajama tops.) No maniac, Ma! Iwo veritas: no man is God - Mad telegram.
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Definition of the noun satire

What does satire mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: satires

  1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn


Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon and as a tool to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.

  • also known as 讽刺


  1. "Satire" is a written work.
    • author: Juvenal
    • released in (49 years ago)
  2. "Satire" is a book by George A. Test.
    • also known as "Satire: spirit and art"
  3. "Satire" is a book by Gilbert Cannan.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Satire

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Google previewCritical Synoptics (2000)

Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology by Carter Kaplan

Menippean satire is the process of language inquiring into a multitudinous, manifold reality. Embracing a broadened program of synoptic inquiry, Menippean satire is a practice whereby a spectrum of particulars, facts, and perceptions of ...

Google previewOn the Discourse of Satire (2003)

Towards a Stylistic Model of Satirical Humor by Paul Simpson

capture the special discoursal and pragmatic features that characterise this pervasive and popular form of contemporary humorous discourse; it is, in this respect, as much concerned with "how" satire means as it is with "what" satire means.

Google previewSpeaking Rights to Power (2013)

Constructing Political Will by Alison Brysk

—Mark Twain Satire is a timehonored tactic for deflating authority and empowering the vox populi. Its fundamental...

Finally, satire is the most participatory genre; it is rarely simply consumed but often expands through audience response.

Google previewThe Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment (2010)

by Christian Thorne

Satire is the Tories' defiant gambit to make good on that oxymoron.

Google previewRedeeming Laughter (1997)

The Comic Dimension of Human Experience by Peter L. Berger

Broadly put, satire is the deliberate use of the comic for purposes of attack. If it is thus broadly defined, satire is present in almost all forms of comic expression. It can weave in and out of comic communication, and it can be at least momentarily ...

Google previewA Serrated Edge (2003)

A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking by Douglas Wilson

Satire is a kind of preaching.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 13: Gender by Nancy Bercaw, Ted Ownby

Questioning traditions and stereotypes using satire is a valuable way to effect ...

Google previewSatire and the Postcolonial Novel (2003)

V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie by John Clement Ball

Satire is a prevalent but largely untheorized mode of representation in postcolonial fiction. This book explores theoretical problems posed by satiric postcolonial novels written in English and then examines the generic, rhetorical, and political ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

satire (noun; satirize (verb); satirical (adjective); Horatian, Juvenalian, Menippean) A composition that pokes fun at individual or social failings. It holds up an unflattering mirror to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Humor Studies (2014)

by Salvatore Attardo

Satire: A critical reintroduction. Louisville: Kentucky University Press. Rose, M. ( 1979). Parody//Meta-fiction. London, UK: Croom Helm. Rosenheim, E. W. (1963). Swift and the satirist's art. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Sutherland, J.

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Small photo of Prague, Czech Republic - 21 February, 2016: The wax figure of the soldier Schweik - protagonist of the satire, dark comedy novel by Jaroslav Hasek. Madame Tussaud museum in Prague, Czech Republic.Small photo of PARIS, FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017: French press newsstand featuring headlines with Donald Trump inauguration 45th President of the United States Washington, D.C as a comic satire on Charlie Hebdo coverSmall photo of MOSCOW - MAR 19, 2016: Garden ring, Theatre of Satire, Stalin skyscraper on Kudrinskaya Square at eveningSmall photo of Prague, Czech Republic - 21 February, 2016: The wax figure of the soldier Schweik - protagonist of the satire, dark comedy novel by Jaroslav Hasek. Madame Tussaud museum in Prague, Czech Republic.Small photo of NUREMBERG/GERMANY - OCTOBER 1, 2017: Ship of Fools sculpture based on Sebastian Brant’s satire, a bestseller which first appeared in 1494Small photo of special agent. the weapon of satire. beautiful girl. business woman. on a white background in a black jacket. Red lipstickSmall photo of The Russian tv viewer, under the influence of propaganda, turns into an idiot. Political satire. Vatnik. More...

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Quotes about Satire

All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire. (Theodor Adorno)
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Scrabble value of S1A1T1I1R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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