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Meaning of “satire” - Learner’s Dictionary

satire

noun     /ˈsætaɪər/
HUMOUR [U] the use of jokes and humour to criticize people or ideas: political satire Humour and humorousDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
STORY [C] a story, film, etc that uses satireHumour and humorousTypes of film, play, book etc.
satirist     /ˈsætərɪst/ noun [C] someone who uses satireHumour and humorousPeople who write for work or pleasure
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…
(Definition of satire from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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