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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Satire

SAT'IRE, noun [Latin satira; so named from sharpness, pungency. See satyriasis.]

1. A discourse or poem in which wickedness or folly is exposed with severity. It differs from lampoon and pasquinade, in being general rather than personal.

2. Severity of remark. It differs from sarcasm, in not expressing contempt or scorn.