satire - definition and synonyms

noun literature 

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/ˈsætaɪə(r)/
singularsatire
pluralsatires
  1. [uncountable] the use of humour to criticize someone or something and make them seem silly
    1. a.
      [countable] a play, book, film etc that uses this humour

      His latest book is a biting satire on the monarchy.