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Noun: satire  'sa,tI(-u)r
  1. Witty language used to convey insults or scorn, esp. saying one thing but implying the opposite
    "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own";
    - sarcasm, irony, caustic remark
     
  2. A satirical work
    "the year's best political satire"

Derived forms: satires

See also: sarcastic, unsarcastic

Type of: drollness, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], wit, witticism, wittiness

Encyclopedia: Satire