- of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels.
- indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet.
- of, relating to, or containing satire
- given to the use of satire
adj.c.1500, from French satirique, from Late Latin satiricus, from satira (see satire (n.)). Earlier (late 14c.) as a noun meaning “a writer of satires.” adj.1520s, from Late Latin satiricus, from Latin satira “satire, poetic medley” (see satire (n.)) + -al (1). Related: Satirically.