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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

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.
Joseph Conrad

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.
George Santayana

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
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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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