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caricatura


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caricature  \Car"i*ca*ture\,  n.  [It.  caricatura,  fr  caricare  to 
  charge,  overload,  exaggerate.  See  {Charge},  v.  t.] 
  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.  [Formerly 
  written  {caricatura}.] 
 
  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.