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car·i·ca·ture

 (kăr′ĭ-kə-cho͝or′, -chər)
n.
1.
a. 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.
b. The art of creating such representations.
2. A grotesque imitation or misrepresentation: The trial was a caricature of justice.
tr.v. car·i·ca·tured, car·i·ca·tur·ing, car·i·ca·tures
To represent or imitate in an exaggerated, distorted manner.

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

car′i·ca·tur′ist n.

caricature

(ˈkærɪkəˌtjʊə)
n
1. a pictorial, written, or acted representation of a person, which exaggerates his or her characteristic traits for comic effect
2. a ludicrously inadequate or inaccurate imitation: he is a caricature of a statesman.
vb
(tr) to represent in caricature or produce a caricature of
[C18: from Italian caricatura a distortion, exaggeration, from caricare to load, exaggerate; see cargo]
ˈcaricaˌtural adj
ˈcaricaˌturist n

car•i•ca•ture

(ˈkær ɪ kə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n., v. -tured, -tur•ing. n.
1. a picture or description ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of a person or thing.
2. the art or process of producing such pictures or descriptions.
3. any imitation so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous.
v.t.
4. to make a caricature of.
[1740–50; < Italian caricatura, derivative of caricat(o) affected, literally, loaded]
car′i•ca•tur•ist, n.
syn: See burlesque.

caricature

a distorted representation, usually pictorial, often used to parody people in public life. — caricaturist, n.
See also: Representation

caricature


Past participle: caricatured
Gerund: caricaturing

Imperative
caricature
caricature
Present
I caricature
you caricature
he/she/it caricatures
we caricature
you caricature
they caricature
Preterite
I caricatured
you caricatured
he/she/it caricatured
we caricatured
you caricatured
they caricatured
Present Continuous
I am caricaturing
you are caricaturing
he/she/it is caricaturing
we are caricaturing
you are caricaturing
they are caricaturing
Present Perfect
I have caricatured
you have caricatured
he/she/it has caricatured
we have caricatured
you have caricatured
they have caricatured
Past Continuous
I was caricaturing
you were caricaturing
he/she/it was caricaturing
we were caricaturing
you were caricaturing
they were caricaturing
Past Perfect
I had caricatured
you had caricatured
he/she/it had caricatured
we had caricatured
you had caricatured
they had caricatured
Future
I will caricature
you will caricature
he/she/it will caricature
we will caricature
you will caricature
they will caricature
Future Perfect
I will have caricatured
you will have caricatured
he/she/it will have caricatured
we will have caricatured
you will have caricatured
they will have caricatured
Future Continuous
I will be caricaturing
you will be caricaturing
he/she/it will be caricaturing
we will be caricaturing
you will be caricaturing
they will be caricaturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caricaturing
you have been caricaturing
he/she/it has been caricaturing
we have been caricaturing
you have been caricaturing
they have been caricaturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caricaturing
you will have been caricaturing
he/she/it will have been caricaturing
we will have been caricaturing
you will have been caricaturing
they will have been caricaturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caricaturing
you had been caricaturing
he/she/it had been caricaturing
we had been caricaturing
you had been caricaturing
they had been caricaturing
Conditional
I would caricature
you would caricature
he/she/it would caricature
we would caricature
you would caricature
they would caricature
Past Conditional
I would have caricatured
you would have caricatured
he/she/it would have caricatured
we would have caricatured
you would have caricatured
they would have caricatured

caricature

A picture ludicrously exaggerating the qualities, defects, or peculiarities of a person or idea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caricature - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effectcaricature - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
mock-heroic - a satirical imitation of heroic verse
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, charade, lampoon, mockery, burlesque, travesty, takeoff - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
Verb1.caricature - represent in or produce a caricature of; "The drawing caricatured the President"
mock - imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"

caricature

noun
1. parody, cartoon, distortion, satire, send-up (Brit. informal), travesty, takeoff (informal), lampoon, burlesque, mimicry, farce The poster showed a caricature of Hitler with a devil's horns and tail.
verb
1. parody, take off (informal), mock, distort, ridicule, mimic, send up (Brit. informal), lampoon, burlesque, satirize Her political career has been caricatured in the newspapers.

caricature

noun
A false, derisive, or impudent imitation of something:
verb
To copy (the manner or expression of another), especially in an exaggerated or mocking way:
Translations
رَسْمٌ هَزَليُّ ساخِرٌ
karikaturakarikovat
karikatur
karikatyyripilakuva
karikatúra
skopmynd
karikatūrakarikatūristas
karikatūra
karykaturakarykaturować

caricature

[ˈkærɪkətjʊəʳ]
A. Ncaricatura f; (in newspaper) → dibujo m cómico
it was a caricature of a ceremony (fig) → fue una parodia de ceremonia
B. VTcaricaturizar

caricature

[ˈkærɪkətʃʊər] n
(= drawing) → caricature f
(= exaggeration) [truth] → caricature f

caricature

nKarikatur f
vtkarikieren

caricature

[ˈkærɪkəˌtjʊəʳ]
1. ncaricatura
2. vtfare una caricatura di

caricature

(ˈkӕrikətjuə) noun
a drawing or imitation (of someone or something) which is so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous. Caricatures of politicians appear in the newspapers every day.
ˈcaricaturist noun
a person who makes caricatures.
References in classic literature ?
At the time of which I write, the Art of Caricature was just approaching the close of its colored and most extravagant stage of development.
The interpretation of the German spirit must have read as a caricature in 1908.
Dickens above everything is a humorist, and one of the chief features in his humor is caricature, that is exaggerating and distorting one feature or habit or characteristic of a man out of all likeness to nature.
I could get a man to make a caricature, but I haven't five hundred francs to pay for it.
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Becky made a caricature of his figure, which she showed to Lord Steyne when he arrived.
I conclude these remarks by copying the following portrait of the religion of the south, (which is, by communion and fellowship, the religion of the north,) which I soberly affirm is "true to the life," and without caricature or the slightest exaggeration.
John Dashwood was a strong caricature of himself;-- more narrow-minded and selfish.
It would be a mistake to think that this is ironic- a caricature of the historical accounts.
These unmeaning propositions are hardly suspected to be a caricature of a great theory of knowledge, which Plato in various ways and under many figures of speech is seeking to unfold.
And then, as the idea came home to him, he resorted to caricature.
After hearing this caricature of Clare's opinion poor Tess was glad that she had not said a word in a weak moment about her family--even though it was so unusually old almost to have gone round the circle and become a new one.