Definition Of satire

noun

the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Some pointed out the film's emotional power, others its use of irony and satire to criticize fascism.

Example Of satire

  • A dark satire on the world of warfare, it's thought-provoking without actually taking sides.

  • a number of articles on Elizabethan satire

  • A period of classicism in the eighteenth century saw the development of political and social satire , comedy, and romanticism.

  • a stinging satire on American politics

  • Although primarily a critique of the subtle exercise of power, Veblen's book gained popularity as a biting satire of upper-class pretensions.


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