- Jonathan Swift
- nounan English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
* * *(1667–1745) an Irish writer, best known as the author of ↑Gulliver's Travels. He was the ↑dean (= priest in charge of the other priests) of St Patrick’s Cathedral in ↑Dublin, but also spent much time in London, where he knew many important writers and politicians. He is considered one of the greatest ↑satirists (= writers who use humour to criticize people and things such as the social and political systems) in English literature. He also wrote poetry.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.