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caricature


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caricature  \Car"i*ca*ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caricatured}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Caricaturing}.] 
  To  make  or  draw  a  caricature  of  to  represent  with  ridiculous 
  exaggeration;  to  burlesque. 
 
  He  could  draw  an  ill  face,  or  caricature  a  good  one 
  with  a  masterly  hand.  --Lord 
  Lyttelton 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caricature 
  n  :  a  representation  of  a  person  that  is  exaggerated  for  comic 
  effect  [syn:  {imitation},  {impersonation}] 
  v  :  represent  in  or  produce  a  caricature  of  "The  drawing 
  caricatured  the  President"  [syn:  {ape}] 




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