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Definition of Satire


  1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
  2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.

Satire Quotations

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.
Robin Williams

'As Long As I Know I'm Getting Paid' is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there's some expectation that I'm going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
Patrick Stump

Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines.
Carl Hiaasen

It's a great time to be doing political satire when the world is on a knife edge.
John Oliver

You can't debate satire. Either you get it or you don't.
Michael Moore
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Satire Translations

satire in German is Satire, Spottschrift
satire in Latin is satura
satire in Swedish is satir
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