Sa*tir"ic (?), Sa*tir"ic*al (?), a. [L. satiricus: cf. F. satirique.]

1.

Of or pertaining to satire; of the nature of satire; as, a satiric style.

2.

Censorious; severe in language; sarcastic; insulting.

"Satirical rogue."

Shak.

Syn. -- Cutting; caustic; poignant; sarcastic; ironical; bitter; reproachful; abusive.

-- Sa*tir"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Sa*tir"ic*al*ness, n.

 

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