Caricature definition

kărĭ-kə-cho͝or, -chər
A picture or imitation of a person, literary style, etc. in which certain features or mannerisms are exaggerated for satirical effect.
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To represent or imitate in an exaggerated, distorted manner.
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The act or art of making such caricatures.
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The definition of caricature means a drawing or description which has features or mannerisms which are exaggerated.

An editorial cartoon in the newspaper is an example of a caricature.

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A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation.

The trial was a caricature of justice.

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A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
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The art of creating such representations.
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A likeness or imitation that is so distorted or inferior as to seem ludicrous.
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To depict in or as in a caricature.
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To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caricature
Plural:
caricatures

Origin of caricature

  • French from Italian caricatura from caricare to load, exaggerate from Late Latin carricāre from Latin carrus a Gallic type of wagon kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French caricature.

    From Wiktionary