Caricature

Definition of Caricature

Car´i`ca`ture
n.1.An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
2.A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody.
The truest likeness of the prince of French literature will be the one that has most of the look of a caricature.
- I. Taylor.
A grotesque caricature of virtue.
- Macaulay.
v. t.1.To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.
[imp. & p. p. Caricatured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Caricaturing.]
He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one, with a masterly hand.
- Lord Lyttelton.

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