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.
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