satire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French satire, from Old French, from Latin satira, from earlier satura, from lanx satura (full dish), from feminine of satur. Altered in Latin by influence of Ancient Greek σάτυρος (sáturos, satyr), on the mistaken notion that the form is related to the Greek σατυρικόν δράμα (saturikón dráma, satyr drama).

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satire (countable and uncountable, plural satires)

  1. (uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour, irony and exaggeration are often used to aid this.
    A stinging satire of American politics.
  2. (countable) A satirical work.

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  • IPA(key): /satiːrə/, [saˈtˢiːɐ]

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satire c (singular definite satiren, plural indefinite satirer)

  1. satire

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satire f (plural satires)

  1. satire

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satire f

  1. plural form of satira

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