satirical (adj.) Old form(s): satiricall, satyrical
ironic, ridiculous, incongruous
E3 II.i.112[King Edward to Lodowick] The nightingale sings of adulterate wrong, / And that, compared, is too satirical [i.e. it would be absurd to compare the Countess to the myth of ravished Philomel, who was transformed by the gods into a nightingale]
E3 III.iii.75[King Edward to King John] So is the other [salutation] most satirical
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