satiric


satiric

adjective

  1. of, pertaining to, containing, or characterized by satire: satirical novels.
  2. indulging in or given to satire: a satirical poet.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or containing satire
  2. 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.

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