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satirical

[suh-tir-i-kuh l] /səˈtɪr ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire:
satirical novels.
2.
indulging in or given to satire:
a satirical poet.
Also, satiric.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin satiric(us) (satir(a) satire + -icus -ic) + -al1
Related forms
satirically, adverb
satiricalness, noun
nonsatiric, adjective
nonsatirical, adjective
nonsatirically, adverb
nonsatiricalness, noun
pseudosatirical, adjective
pseudosatirically, adverb
quasi-satirical, adjective
quasi-satirically, adverb
semisatiric, adjective
semisatirical, adjective
semisatirically, adverb
subsatiric, adjective
subsatirical, adjective
subsatirically, adverb
subsatiricalness, noun
unsatiric, adjective
unsatirical, adjective
unsatirically, adverb
unsatiricalness, noun
Synonyms
1. sardonic, ironical, taunting, cutting, mordant, biting, acid. See cynical.
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Examples from the web for satirically
  • We learn to smile indulgently or to comment satirically.
  • All tend to allude satirically, but indirectly, to current socio-political issues.
  • Having satirically distanced himself from these absurd people, he cannot easily give much weight to their plight.
  • Masked marchers, flower-bedecked floats, and satirically decorated vehicles mark the occasion.
British Dictionary definitions for satirically

satirical

/səˈtɪrɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or containing satire
2.
given to the use of satire
Derived Forms
satirically, adverb
satiricalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for satirically

satirical

adj.

1520s, from Late Latin satiricus, from Latin satira "satire, poetic medley" (see satire (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Satirically.

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