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satire

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsæt.aɪər/  us   /-aɪr/
a way of criticizing people or ideas in a humorous way, or a piece of writing or play that uses this style: political satire Her play was a biting/cruel satire on life in the 80s.
satirical
adjective uk   us   /səˈtɪr.ɪ.kəl/
satirical cartoons/magazines
Translations of “satire”
in Vietnamese sự châm biếm…
in Spanish sátira…
in Thai การเขียนที่กล่าวเสียดสี…
in Malaysian satira, karangan sindiran…
in French satire…
in German die Satire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 諷刺,譏諷, 諷刺作品…
in Indonesian satir…
in Russian сатира…
in Turkish taşlama, yerme, hicvetme…
in Chinese (Simplified) 讽刺,讥讽, 讽刺作品…
in Polish satyra…
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