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satirise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v satirise ridicule with satire "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • satirise See satirize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Satirise to make the object of satire: to censure severely
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. satira, satura (lanx, a dish), a full dish, a medley.

Usage

In literature:

In the same piece, large collars, wide sleeves, big spurs are satirised.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
To put it roughly, he is not describing characters, he is satirising fads.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
She did satirise people.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In reproducing the sonnets, Coleridge claims only to have satirised types.
"Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1883" by T. Hall Caine
How well described, too, and satirised, is yet another "common form" of the cross examiner, to wit the "How often, Sir?
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
But what, it may be asked, moves any follower of the Muses to satirise a scribbler?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
No man satirises the god he believes in, and no man believes in the god he satirises.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
No man satirises the god he believes in, and no man believes in the god he satirises.
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The excess, indeed, of such submissiveness is often satirised.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
When he satirises persons, he goes so far away from their real personalities that the libel ceases to be libellous.
"Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860" by George Saintsbury
SATIRISTS may dread the cane of the satirised, i.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
You'll begin satirising poor little Val as soon as you've spoken to her.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
His power was, however, first shown in his English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, in which he satirised his critics, 1809.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
He sided with the independents, the ultra-commonwealth-men, and satirised the presbyterians, the friends of monarchy.
"Amenities of Literature" by Isaac Disraeli
Mrs. Henry Wood never satirises, she only records.
"Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign" by Mrs. [Margaret] Oliphant
Mr. Browning is in all this defending himself and satirising the popular view of the poet's province.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
Later, admitted among the violins of Mademoiselle, it is related that he was chased away for having satirised his mistress in song.
"Louis XIV and La Grande Mademoiselle" by Arvede Barine
You satirise every one except God, whom you spare because you don't know him.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
At this period he who dared to be original, and to satirise his neighbours, had much trouble.
"English Painters" by Harry John Wilmot-Buxton
Satirises chivalric contempt of bodily pain, 368. note.
"The History of Chivalry, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Mills
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