Word of the Week 20th March 2017

Word of the Week 20th March 2017

This week’s WoWthumb is…


The use of humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Example: Jonathan Swift also uses satire in Gulliver’s Travels – the entire story is a satire of English society.

Synonym: ridicule, mockery, cartoon.