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English Dictionary: Satire by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"-- Jonathan Swift
    Synonym(s): sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remark
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Satire \Sat"ire\ (?; in Eng. often [?]; 277), n. [L. satira,
      satura, fr. satura (sc. lanx) a dish filled with various
      kinds of fruits, food composed of various ingredients, a
      mixture, a medley, fr. satur full of food, sated, fr. sat,
      satis, enough: cf. F. satire. See {Sate}, {Sad}, a., and cf.
      1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or
            folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in
            public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective
            poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
      2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to
            reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
      Syn: Lampoon; sarcasm; irony; ridicule; pasquinade;
               burlesque; wit; humor.
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