Parody and Satire


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Parody noun – A work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect.
Usage example: the musical is a parody of every biblical epic ever made

Satire is a synonym for parody in pretence topic. In some cases you can use "Satire" instead a noun "Parody", when it comes to topics like imitation, travesty, takeoff, exaggerated comedy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parodied, parodist, parodying
Synonyms for Parody


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Satire noun – A creative work that uses sharp humor to point up the foolishness of a person, institution, or human nature in general.
Usage example: a satire about the music industry in which a handsome but untalented youth is turned into a rock star

Parody is a synonym for satire in pretence topic. You can use "Parody" instead a noun "Satire", if it concerns topics such as travesty, exaggerated comedy, ridicule intended to expose truth. popular alternative
Nearby Words: satirical, satirize, satirise, satiric, satirist
Synonyms for Satire

How words are described

good good parody good satire
broad broad parody broad satire
gentle gentle parody gentle satire
clear clear parody clear satire
Other adjectives: complete, original, light, brilliant, huge, vicious, dark, subtle, amusing, clever, animated, possible, funny, veiled, hilarious, intentional, mad, comic, tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, comedic.

Both words in one sentence

  • The show being a satire/parody of reality shows, this is virtually a requirement.
    Source: Eat That
  • Series / Monty Python's Flying Circus No lawsuit was forthcoming (possibly due to Fair Use by way of parody/satire, and because the sketch did no harm to the brand).
  • Melodrama: The conventions of Victorian melodramas are the primary satire/parody target of this operetta.
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