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Hudibrastic Line breaks: Hu¦di|bras¦tic
Pronunciation: /hjuːdɪˈbrastɪk/

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Definition of Hudibrastic in English:


(Of language or verse) in the style of Hudibras, a mock-heroic satirical poem by Samuel Butler, published 1663–78: a Hudibrastic dialogue ridiculing various systems of philosophy
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  • Potter did not allow matters to rest and outlined his side of the case in The Hobby Horse (1766), cast in Hudibrastic verse.
  • By the same token, others in London are also writing Hudibrastic satires, including Ned Ward, whose Hudibras Redivivus was also published in 1708.
  • But his verse is not without a certain Hudibrastic force, and it frequently contains graphic touches descriptive of modes of life now passed away.
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