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Definition of Caricature

Caricature

  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.
  3. To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.

Caricature Quotations

Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals.
Walt Disney

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body - waiflike, angular - that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone.
Caroline Knapp

For me, geopolitical issues are becoming more important, because how can you understand economy if you don't understand geopolitics? People think economists just deal with spreadsheets and charts. That's a narrow-minded caricature.
Nouriel Roubini
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Caricature Translations

caricature in French is caricaturer
caricature in German is Karikatur
caricature in Swedish is karikera, karikatyr

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