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How to use satiric in a sentence

Ordinary narrative poems with no satiric intent were decked in Hudibrastic couplets for the sake of a superficial cleverness.
AESOP DRESS'DBERNARD MANDEVILLE
But of the hordes of scribblers that followed in the wake of Hudibras, scarcely any possessed Butler's sense of satiric propriety.
AESOP DRESS'DBERNARD MANDEVILLE
Even in his creative work he had a satiric bent; his early training and associations, too, had been in journalistic satire.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
On the original fabric of Bierce's mind the satiric strand has encroached more than the design allows.
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
With him painting was an instrument to disseminate the inventions of his poetic-satiric humour; it was a form of speech to him.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
And Madame Carré spun the sound to the finest satiric thread.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
Rather was it suggestive of melancholy thought, and it had won for him the satiric title of the "Deacon."
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
He writes me a satiric, doubting letter—then shuts up his office and rushes for some river or lake.
TALES OF FISHESZANE GREY
But his hardship was fond of wielding the satiric lash, and that spirit leads to exaggeration.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
Sometimes they are not satiric: satire is not pure charm, and the artist has allowed himself to "go in" for pure charm.
PICTURE AND TEXTHENRY JAMES
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WORDS RELATED TO SATIRIC

  • acrid
  • alert
  • arrogant
  • backbiting
  • biting
  • bitter
  • burlesque
  • caustic
  • chaffing
  • clever
  • contemptuous
  • contradictory
  • critical
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • defiant
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • double-edged
  • exaggerated
  • implausible
  • incisive
  • incongruous
  • ironical
  • keen
  • mocking
  • mordant
  • paradoxical
  • pungent
  • quick-witted
  • ridiculous
  • sardonic
  • satiric
  • satirical
  • scathing
  • scoffing
  • sharp
  • sneering
  • spicy
  • trenchant
  • twisted
  • uncomplimentary
  • unexpected
  • witty
  • wry
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