The definition of a satire is the use of irony, sarcasm and humor to criticize or show the ignorance of people.(noun)
An example of satire is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
See satire in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L satira or satura, satire, poetic medley < (lanx) satura, (dish) of various fruits, prob. < Etr, of Thracian orig.
See satire in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin satira
Origin: , probably alteration (influenced by Greek satur, satyr, and saturos, burlesque of a mythical episode)
Origin: of (lanx) satura, fruit (plate) mixture
Origin: , from feminine of satur, sated, well-fitted; see sā- in Indo-European roots.
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