- The definition of a satire is the use of irony, sarcasm and humor to criticize or show the ignorance of people.
An example of satire is The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
- a literary work in which vices, follies, stupidities, abuses, etc. are held up to ridicule and contempt
- such literary works collectively, or the art of writing them
- the use of ridicule, sarcasm, irony, etc. to expose, attack, or deride vices, follies, etc.
Origin of satireFrench ; from Classical Latin satira or satura, satire, poetic medley ; from (lanx) satura, (dish) of various fruits, probably ; from Etruscan of Thracian origin, originally
- a. A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.b. The branch of literature constituting such works.
- Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
Origin of satireLatin satira, probably alteration (influenced by Greek satur, satyr, and saturos, burlesque of a mythical episode) of (lanx) satura, fruit (plate) mixture, from feminine of satur, sated, well-fitted; see sā- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural satires)
Implied in satiric (attested in 1387), from Latin satira, from earlier satura, from lanx satura (â€œfull dishâ€), from feminine of satur. Altered in Latin by influence of Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ¬Ï„Ï…ÏÎ¿Ï‚ (saturos, â€œsatyrâ€), on the mistaken notion that the form is related to the Greek ÏƒÎ±Ï„Ï…ÏÎ¹ÎºÏŒÎ½ Î´ÏÎ¬Î¼Î± (saturikon drama, â€œsatyr dramaâ€).