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satirist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n satirist a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Satirist One who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire. "The mighty satirist, who . . . had spread terror through the Whig ranks."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n satirist One who indulges in satire; especially, the writer of a satire or satirical composition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Satirist a writer of satire
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Quotations

  • William Hazlitt
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    “Satirists gain the applause of others through fear, not through love.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. satiriste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. satira, satura (lanx, a dish), a full dish, a medley.

Usage

In literature:

BOILEAU, the French satirist, has a shrewd observation on this subject.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
But it is unnecessary to limit to an individual sample the satirist and poet of the whole breadth of human nature.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
Those devices of the satirist belonged to the sentimentalist mood of the Thackerayan epoch.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
No satirist could invent such things; and if told, it would not be believed in Europe.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
Hypocrisy alone enjoys a privilege which stops the mouth of the satirist, and enjoys the repose of sovereign impunity.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Sismondi truly remarks, that in these dramas he exhibits the powers of a great satirist, not of a successful dramatist.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
We have to thank the satirists, the public misfortunes, and even the demagogues, for extinguishing this smooth and pacific system.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
Satirists have loved to imagine such a being.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
The vulgar satirist is such a one as Hazlitt somewhere mentioned who called Wordsworth a dunce.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
The chroniclers, the diarists, and the satirists had come and gone.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
Young, it will be seen, preceded Pope as a satirist.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
Well was it the satires were written by so powerful a satirist, that the Church purged itself of the evil thing and cleansed its ways.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
It is then that the satirist does honour to the office of the executioner.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
He was properly a satirist.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The French royalist satirists of course expressed their views on the situation.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
Jerome was a satirist.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
Those who had formerly procured the banishment of the satirist were silent while Constantine was in power.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
Yet we do not call Shakspeare here a Satirist.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845" by Various
We think the satirist is unjust.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
But Krylov, though a satirist, succeeded in remaining a poet.
"An Outline of Russian Literature" by Maurice Baring
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In poetry:

All things of gladness that exist
Did seem to woo her,
And well that woodland satirist,
The lyre-bird, knew her.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Satirist Continues To Prove Himself A Royal Pain.
Jon Rosen and company take quintessential satirist Tom Lehrer's ' Tomfoolery ' over the hill.
Guess I'll have to post a Mitt Romney " binders full of women" cartoon or risk losing my satirist's license.
If South Carolinians had their way, the political satirist, South Carolina native and host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" would be the Palmetto State's next US senator, a new poll shows.
Satirist Stephen Colbert has begun a campaign to be named successor to Sen Jim DeMint, R-S. Who is retiring from the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart recently called writer Jon Ronson an investigative satirist.
"Everybody goes, 'Oh, this must be an exciting time for you,' " said the satirist and comedian.
From "Sesame Street" to "South Park," satirists are wringing very different kinds of laughs out of Occupy Wall Street.
) Fortunately, that's what the nation's finest satirists at The Onion do best.
So, he did what any good satirist would do and released it for free.
Liberal satirists even have their own Senator, though he's had to largely hide his satirical sensibility in order to win office.
Here's America's best satirist, Jon Stewart, on the "spontaneous eruption of pro-Mubarak sentiment from everyday Egyptians trained in the art of whip-based crowd control.".
Harry Shearer 's new album, "Can't Take a Hint," released worldwide today in digital form, came on the heels of the two years that the comedian, actor, radio show host, writer and satirist spent in his adopted home of New Orleans.
Tom Lehrer could have been the greatest pop satirist of the 20th Century if he had wanted to be.
This sly, fearless satirist from New Jersey can't make a movie without getting his ass kicked by special-interest groups.
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