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English definition of “satire”


noun [C/U]    /ˈsæ·tɑɪər/
literature a humorous way of criticizing people or ideas to show that they have faults or are wrong , or a piece of writing or a play that uses this style : [C] The play is a satire on corporate culture . satirical    /səˈtɪər·ɪ·kəl/ adjective satirical humor satirize    /ˈsæt̬·əˌrɑɪz/ verb [T] Garry Trudeau would satirize him in his Doonesbury comic strip .
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