satirical

If you know the movie you are about to see is satirical, you expect it to make fun some aspect of human nature or even our society, like a satirical take on the glamorous world of fashion that portrays all the designers as celebrity-obsessed and unconcerned with true artistry.

Satirical is an adjective that describes satire, a work that is intended to ridicule the shortcomings and antics of a person or group. So, something that is satirical often looks like the real thing in order to make fun of it. For example, a sketch on a comedy show in which a comedian sits behind a news anchor desk and uses a serious tone to "report" on absurd events that really happened takes a satirical approach to both the events and the concept of broadcast journalism.

DEFINITIONS OF: satirical

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adj exposing human folly to ridicule

“a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine”
Synonyms:
satiric
sarcastic
expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
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