Satire is a way of making fun of people by using silly or exaggerated language. Politicians are easy targets for satire, especially when they're acting self-righteous or hypocritical.

  • Pronunciation: / 'sætaɪɚ/
  • English description: witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  • Synonyms: sarcasm
  • Chinese Translation:  讽刺(feng3 ci4)
  • Spanish Translation: la sátira
  • ORIGIN: Even though the ridiculous language of satire isn't intended to be taken seriously, well-made satire can use mockery to get at more serious truths. Sometimes satire can even overtake reality: when the television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live presented a mock debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign season, the satire was so dead-on that it influenced the way people thought of the candidates.


  • The new bill carries exemptions for caricature, parody, pastiche, satire, news reporting and commentary.
  • All the works by other artists he has been accused of stealing can be seen as savage satires on the kitsch emptiness of modern culture.

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