satyric

ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to or having the characteristics of a satyr
    this satyric old man pursues young girls
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How To Use satyric In A Sentence

  • Of how much confusion the spelling which used to be so common, ‘satyr’ for ‘satire’, is at once the consequence, the expression, and again the cause; not indeed that this confusion first began with us {279}; for the same already found place in the Latin, where ‘satyricus’ was continually written for ‘satiricus’ out of a false assumption of the identity between the Roman _satire_ and the Greek _satyric_ drama. English Past and Present
  • In a world that can sometimes be disgusting, we evolved an upper tier of emotional longing -- the aspiration for purity -- to keep us balanced in this satyricon of carnal delights where animality beckons and frequently wins. Mark Matousek: Why We Don't Need God to Be Good (and What Religious Folk Don't Want You to Know)
  • To paraphrase his satyrical entry at the Reagan Wing, Doug alleges that Mike! faked or made up this DUI or at least preemptively announced it as a devious ploy to gain sympathy from the electorate. Sound Politics: Last Call
  • Federico Fellini – moviemaker who was doing bizarre films of ancient Greece and Rome, of love and of fools way before the more recent films (Amarcord, Satyricon, 8 1/2) Weird Tales’ 85 Weirdest « Colleen Anderson
  • It bears the title "Satyricon Libri IX" from satura, sc. lanx, "a full dish". The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize
  • The image of the satyr turns him into a buffoon, a lubricious figure, a familiar character in satyric dramas.
  • this satyric old man pursues young girls
  • Rabelaisian ditty, a gross amazing jest, a chuckle of deep Satyric humour; -- and the monstrous "thickness" of Life, its friendly aplomb and nonchalance, its grotesque irreverence, its shy shrewd common-sense, its tough fibres, and portentous indifference to "distinction"; tumbles us over in the mud -- for all our "aloofness" -- and roars over us, like a romping bull-calf! Visions and Revisions A Book of Literary Devotions
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