Definition of 'caricature'
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We have allowed ourselves to become a caricature. Christianity Today (2000)Why make yourself look a grotesque caricature of yourself? The Sun (2014)They are all such comic caricatures that they are incapable of conveying real human cruelty or vicious snobbery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are some pretty crude comic caricatures, too. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He was not impressed and thought the part was a crude caricature of their real-life relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rest of them are really not anything like as good, either as comic characters or caricatures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was renowned for being especially charming to the elegant older ladies and for drawing funny caricatures of his co-workers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She also pulls no punches against those who have survived in front of the camera, suggesting that some may have become caricatures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)For me, it has always represented a caricature of Conservatism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And it is very early in the World Cup campaign to become a caricature. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The restoration of the hotel in French Renaissance style brought accusations that it had become a caricature of its former self. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So many comics get stuck in one thing because that's what they got famous for, and they just become caricatures of themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In reality shows this is all scripted perfectly, the plot refined for maximum impact, the characters broadened and edited to become caricatures of themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'caricature'
British English: caricature NOUN
A caricature of someone is a drawing or description of them that exaggerates their appearance or behaviour in a humorous or critical way.
The poster showed a caricature of the leader with a devil's horns and tail.
British English: caricature VERB
If you caricature someone, you draw or describe them in an exaggerated way in order to be humorous or critical.
Her political career has been caricatured in headlines.
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