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caricature

CARICATURE, n. A figure or description in which beauties are concealed and blemishes exaggerated, but still bearing a resemblance to the object.

CARICATURE, v.t. To make or draw a caricature; to represent as more ugly than the life.




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CARICATURE, n. A figure or description in which beauties are concealed and blemishes exaggerated, but still bearing a resemblance to the object.

CARICATURE, v.t. To make or draw a caricature; to represent as more ugly than the life.


CAR'I-CA-TURE, n. [It. caricatura, formed from carica, a load, caricare, to load. See Cargo.]

A figure or description in which beauties are concealed and blemishes exaggerated, but still bearing a resemblance to the object. – Encyc.


CAR'I-CA-TURE, v.t.

To make or draw a caricature; to represent as more ugly than the life. – Lyttleton.


Car"i*ca*ture
  1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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Caricature

CARICATURE, noun A figure or description in which beauties are concealed and blemishes exaggerated, but still bearing a resemblance to the object.

CARICATURE, verb transitive To make or draw a caricature; to represent as more ugly than the life.

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