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Satire vs. Skit

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Satire

Satire is a genre of the visual, literary, and performing arts, usually in the form of fiction and less frequently non-fiction, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society.
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Skit

A short, usually comic dramatic performance or work; a theatrical sketch.
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Satire

A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.
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Skit

A short humorous or satirical piece of writing.
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Satire

The branch of literature constituting such works.
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Skit

A short comic performance.
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Satire

Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.
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Skit

A jeer or sally; a brief satire.
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Satire

(uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change or highlighting a shortcoming in the work of another. Humor, irony, and exaggeration are often used to aid this.
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Skit

(obsolete) A wanton girl; a wench.
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Satire

(countable) A satirical work.
A stinging satire of American politics.
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Skit

To make fun of.
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Satire

Severity of remark.
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Skit

To leap aside; to caper.
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Satire

A composition, generally poetical, holding up vice or folly to reprobation; a keen or severe exposure of what in public or private morals deserves rebuke; an invective poem; as, the Satires of Juvenal.
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Skit

To cast reflections on; to asperse.
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Satire

Keeness and severity of remark; caustic exposure to reprobation; trenchant wit; sarcasm.
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Skit

A reflection; a jeer or gibe; a sally; a brief satire; a squib.
A similar vein satire upon the emptiness of writers is given in his "Tritical Essay upon the Faculties of the Human Mind;" but that is a mere skit compared with this strange performance.
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Satire

Witty language used to convey insults or scorn;
He used sarcasm to upset his opponent
Irony is wasted on the stupid
Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own
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Skit

A wanton girl; a light wench.
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Skit

A short theatrical presentation, often comical or satirical. Comical skits are sometimes presented by amateur or ad hoc groups at parties, dinners, or other social gatherings.
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Skit

A short theatrical episode
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