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- another term for satirical
- ‘The strong undertone of moral earnestness, never preached, gives a stability and force to the vivid portraiture, and prevents the satiric touches from degenerating into mere malice.’
- ‘The pieces are intelligently chosen, quirky and satiric extracts sharing space with atmospheric and journalistic ones, encouraging the reader to reconsider stereotypes.’
- ‘The heart of the novel is a long, dazzling set piece that is simultaneously satiric and macabre.’
- ‘Shakespeare has left us a satiric portrait of the poet who writes verses by the yard to please a patron in Timon of Athens.’
- ‘Behind this lies a genuine satiric point about the booming heritage industry's dependence on quaint appellations and sentimental conservation.’
- ‘A surreal, oddly sinister classic, this expertly mixes a cruel and satiric sense of humour with wide-eyed wonder.’
- ‘It's filled with half-recognisable satiric dialogue.’
- ‘Her narrative's self-conscious, satiric use of established forms illustrates how these forms in turn could be reconstructed for different ideological ends.’
- ‘It's not just his media-conscious satiric style that gives Edwards a contemporary quality.’
- ‘Boyle's novels are wittily and slyly satiric about the earnest, innocent reforming utopians who questioned social attitudes and proselytised progressive, perfectionist ideals.’
- ‘There are satiric songs mocking meanness and tyranny, songs in praise of drink and drinkers, while other pieces celebrate heroic feats of valour or of sport.’
- ‘I'm not sure I fully understood the complete satiric meaning of your piece.’
- ‘There are those rare exceptions, though, works of animation that are either visually stunning or serve to make some sort of satiric commentary.’
- ‘This is like Shostakovich without his satiric, acerbic side.’
- ‘Swift's disturbing satiric vision and eccentricities have given rise to countless myths and legends about his life.’
- ‘Although they had no satiric intent they were designed as a commentary on the emptiness of lives dominated by consumerism.’
- ‘It was also to be a vehicle for Dickens as an essayist, both as a fanciful observer and as an earnestly satiric social critic.’
- ‘It's not all bad, of course: much of Thackerey's satiric wit and observation manages to break through the smog of a lifeless interpretation.’
- ‘Rops's entire oeuvre is informed by a satiric and sardonic eye for the follies of the world.’
- ‘Another related discursive tendency is the use of satiric irony, especially sarcasm.’
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