The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
a stinging satire on American politics
Unable to be satirized; immune to satire.
Any of the eighteen poems comprising Horace's Satires, or a poem resembling these; (as a mass noun) the style of satire associated with Horace, characterized by gentle mockery and playful humour.
Any of the sixteen poems comprising Juvenal's Satires, or a poem resembling these; (as a mass noun) the style of satire associated with Juvenal, characterized by bitter, scathing humour and a morally indignant tone.
Characteristic of, exhibiting, or resembling the style of satirical writing associated with Menippus, especially in the use of parody or burlesque and the mixture of different styles or genres. Usually in Menippean satire.