Definition of satirical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səˈtɪrɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈtɪrɪkl//
(less frequent satiric
BrE BrE//səˈtɪrɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈtɪrɪk//
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using satire to criticize somebody/something a satirical magazine He is a sharp, satirical observer of the London social scene. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from late Latin satiricus (from satira ‘poetic medley’) + -al.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: satirical