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Word: satirical

Definition: using satire; mocking

Sentences Containing 'satirical'

A great deal of the literary work produced by Roman authors in the early Republic was political or satirical in nature.
A retail DVD was released of all the 2005 episodes, with the satirical title "Greatest Hits: Season 2".
A satirical chapter of advice on how to set one's self up as a prophet rounds out the section.
A satirical news show in which puppets read the news, "Las noticias del guiƱol", formerly aired on Cuatro.
According to the author, he originally planned the "The Magic Mountain" as a novella; a humorous, ironic, satirical (and satyric) pendant to "Death in Venice," which he had completed in 1912.
After all, I am grateful to this gentleman, the author, for saying that my novels are more satirical than exemplary, but that they are good; for they could not be that unless there was a little of everything in them.
Andreas Laskaratos was a satirical poet and wrote about the society in the town of Lixouri.
Arthur Frankau married Julia Davis, who was a celebrated novelist of satirical books.
Beginning in 1906 Hagverdiyev wrote for the satirical magazine "Molla Nasraddin".
Double the Fist is an Australian satirical television show which airs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Drengene fra Angora () is a Danish television satirical comedy series.
Each episode features a satirical rap, commentary on current events, and humorous phrases as spoken by children.
Fictional books are often used in periodical publications to increase the satirical tone of a work.
For adults, he wrote poetry, essays, short stories and satirical novels.
He has a very satirical eye, and if I do not begin by being impertinent myself, I shall soon grow afraid of him.''
He has appeared on film, stage, and television, as well as in satirical sketch comedy television programs.
He received popular attention for "The Pooh Perplex", a book of satirical essays parodying contemporary casebooks.
He was best known as an author of satirical novels, and also served as the Agent-General of Canada, encouraging emigration to the new Dominion.
His satirical works met much criticism in the British public eye.
His songs combine satirical lyrics on the nature of common people and silliness of local politics.
His songs, mostly but not exclusively humorous and satirical have been recorded by performers including Declan Affley, John Warner and Margaret Walters.
His weekly satirical column was famous, as also a series of humorous stories.
I do not mean to be satirical, but to express my appreciation of those youths'singing, when I state that I perceived clearly that it was akin to the music of the cow, and they were at length one articulation of Nature.
In 1641, the Spanish playwright and novelist Luis Velez de Guevara published the satirical novel "El diablo cojuelo", where Asmodeus is represented as a mischievous demon endowed with a playful and satirical genius.
In 1751, he made the first reference to the rattlesnake in a satirical commentary published in his "Pennsylvania Gazette".
In 1961, Powell became art director for the satirical magazine "Sick", working there until his death.
In 1997 she wrote and performed in the satirical television series "Lex og Klatten".
In the satirical aftermath, we learn that Griffin has converted to Judaism and become religious.
It is therefore not in strict character, however admirably satirical, that after going to school himself, he should then go abroad inculcating not what he learned there, but the folly of it.
Its renaissance began in the first half of the 19th century, when an anonymous satirical poem 'Taras na Parnase' was published.
Mademoiselle Danglars was still the same cold, beautiful, and satirical.
Next came "Alice's Restaurant" (1969), based on a satirical ballad by Arlo Guthrie.
Parkinson's affair with Sara Keays was a running joke with the satirical magazine Private Eye for over a decade (and satirical TV programme Spitting Image for nearly as long), with the magazine seldom passing up an opportunity to portray Parkinson as having a voracious sexual appetite.
Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression.
Some Sires experimented with a satirical treatment, or topical themes such as a patriotic World War I treatment in 1918 and an unpopular Prohibition script in 1919.
Someone has been placing satirical pasquinades about the town, outlining the locals' shameful secrets.
The case concerned socialist journalist Robert Samuel Ross, who had published a satirical piece in which Bolsheviks ransack heaven.
The comics are largely satirical looks at flaws in certain sets, or spoofs of Lego characteristics as to how these would fit into the actual Star Wars universe.
The content of the fanzine is satirical - featuring jokes at the expense of Manchester United's own players in addition to their rival clubs.
The front page featured is not the typical format as usually the paper runs with a "bottomer", a satirical analysis of the issues of the day.
The libretto has a relatively modern satirical edge and draws on the political cabaret that was a feature of radical Vienna, Berlin and Munich at the time.
The move has been criticized by a number of organizations and individuals and has been the subject of some amusing satirical articles.
The Northern word`guess'imported from England, where it used to be common, and now regarded by satirical Englishmen as a Yankee original is but little used among Southerners.
The satirical nature of Thackeray's story was lost on many, and it is often characterised as a Newgate novel itself.
The self-justification of the ambitious husband had no doubt a satirical and political aim.
The story was written by Rhianna Pratchett and maintains a satirical tone and dark humor towards the fantasy setting and genre.
The Weathermen are a semi-satirical Belgium-based electronic and pop band.
The website carried the same satirical tone to the fanzine itself, and advertised it on many pages.
There, he became director for satirical animated movies, and in 1958 founded the "Puppenstudio", a studio for puppets.
Unsuccessful, he began submitting satirical cartoons to various newspaper and magazines.

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