verb (used with object), car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing.
- cariboo mountains,
- caribou inuit,
- caricature plant,
Origin of caricature
Examples from the Web for caricature
I enjoyed her as purely a villain, even if she was somewhat of caricature.Inside ‘Orange Is the New Black’ S2, Eps. 6-12: About That Shocking Incest Scene|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Alliance for a Strong America site is like a caricature of what liberals said about Keep America Safe.
I love how blindly optimistic she manages to be, without turning into a caricature.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, Anders is not a caricature, and given current attitudes toward wealth, that is a small miracle.Ted Thompson’s Debut Novel Features A 1 Percenter As Its Hero|Stefan Beck|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The role of the church is, quite properly, examined, but care has been taken not to caricature what happened.Dame Judi Dench on Playing the Inspiring Philomena|Dame Judi Dench|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was a trace of the old school of caricature in the large noses and thin legs which he gave his p. 49figures.Lost Leaders|Andrew Lang
Pushkin used to say that the Northern summer was a caricature of the Southern winter.Essays on Russian Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
Gard thought he saw some of his own philosophies in caricature.The Debatable Land|Arthur Colton
It is scarcely a caricature of the prudence of the Articles.Short Studies on Great Subjects|James Anthony Froude
His caricature hangs in the section of the Muse Carnavalet devoted to early aeronautics in Paris.Vie de Bohme|Orlo Williams
Word Origin for caricature
1748 (figurative), 1750 (literal), from French caricature (18c.), from Italian caricatura "satirical picture; an exaggeration," literally "an overloading," from caricare "to load, exaggerate," from Vulgar Latin carricare "to load a car" (see charge (v.)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s and was common 18c.
1749, from caricature (n.). Related: Caricatured; caricaturing.
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.