a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things: His caricature of the mayor in this morning's paper is the best he's ever drawn.
the art or process of producing such pictures, descriptions, etc.
any imitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous.
to make a caricature of; represent in caricature.
- car·i·ca·tur·a·ble, adjective
- car·i·ca·tur·al, adjective
- car·i·ca·tur·ist, noun
- self-car·i·ca·ture, noun
- sem·i·car·i·ca·tur·al, adjective
- un·car·i·ca·tured, adjective
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How to use caricature in a sentence
What they are left with are the lies and caricatures that they used in the face of an issue as important as racial justice.The Trailer: The House Democrats’ campaign chief thinks his party can defy history | David Weigel | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Puck artists, like their predecessors, combined picture-making skills with a caricatural precision and a knack for lethal symbols.
British Dictionary definitions for caricature
a pictorial, written, or acted representation of a person, which exaggerates his characteristic traits for comic effect
a ludicrously inadequate or inaccurate imitation: he is a caricature of a statesman
(tr) to represent in caricature or produce a caricature of
- caricatural, adjective
- caricaturist, noun
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Cultural definitions for caricature
In art or literature, portrayal of an individual or thing that exaggerates and distorts prominent characteristics so as to make them appear ridiculous. Caricature is commonly a medium for satire.
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