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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sat·ire /ˈsæˌtaɪr/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sat·ire n.
 1. A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
 2. Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
 Syn: -- Lampoon; sarcasm; irony; ridicule; pasquinade; burlesque; wit; humor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used
          sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the
          stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do
          generally discover everybody's face but their
          own"--Johathan Swift [syn: sarcasm, irony, caustic