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caricature

car·i·ca·ture

caricature

 
pronunciation:
kae rih k chr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a depiction, in a drawing or verbal description, that deliberately exaggerates or distorts some features of the person or thing represented to produce a comic or grotesque appearance.
The actress was insulted by the wild-haired, bug-eyed caricature of her in the magazine.His caricatures have made him famous as a political commentator.
synonyms:
cartoon, exaggeration, parody
similar words:
burlesque, lampoon, spoof, takeoff, travesty
definition 2: the art or process of creating such depictions.
His talent did not lie in painting portraits, but he was brilliant at caricature.
synonyms:
cartooning, parodying, ridiculing, satirizing
similar words:
burlesquing, lampooning, mocking
definition 3: an absurdly inferior imitation or copy.
That evil man is a caricature of a religious leader.
synonyms:
parody, travesty
similar words:
copy, imitation
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: caricatured, caricatures, caricaturing
definition: to make a caricature of.
synonyms:
cartoon, make fun of, ridicule, satirize
similar words:
burlesque, imitate, mimic, mock, parody, travesty
derivation: caricaturist (n.)