1 [U] attacking foolish or wicked behaviour by making fun of it, often by using sarcasm and parody 讽刺; 讥讽
*a work of bitter satire 充满尖刻讽刺的作品
* Is there too much satire on TV? 电视上讽刺内容是否太多了?
2 [C] ~ (on sb/sth) piece of writing, play, film, etc that makes fun of foolish or wicked behaviour in this way 讽刺作品（文章、戏剧、电影等）
*Her novel is a satire on social snobbery. 她的小说是描写势利小人的讽刺作品.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: French;Origin:Latin satura, satira, from (lanx) satura 'full plate, mixture', from satur; SATURATE]
a way of criticizing something such as a group of people or a system, in which you deliberately make them seem funny so that people will see their faults
the characteristic use of satire in Jonson's work
a comedy group that does political satire
a piece of writing, film, play etc that uses this type of criticism
a satire on American politics
a biting satire of the television industry
1. Her novel is a satire on social snobbery. 她的小说是描写势利小人的讽刺作品.