Satire meaning

sătīr
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.

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The use of ridicule, sarcasm, irony, etc. to expose, attack, or deride vices, follies, etc.
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Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
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(uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this.
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(countable) A satirical work.
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Origin of satire

  • Latin 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 sā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Implied in satiric (attested in 1387), from Latin satira, from earlier satura, from lanx satura (“full dish"), from feminine of satur. Altered in Latin by influence of Ancient Greek σάτυρος (saturos, “satyr"), on the mistaken notion that the form is related to the Greek σατυρικόν δράμα (saturikon drama, “satyr drama").

    From Wiktionary