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caricature

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of caricature

  1. 1 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something <that TV network's reporting is a mere caricature of real journalism> Synonyms mockery, cartoon, farce, joke, parody, sham, travestyRelated Words burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), sham, simulationNear Antonyms homage, tribute

  2. 2 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect <the artist creates caricatures of famous paintings by replacing humans with cats> Synonyms burlesque, parody, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travestyRelated Words lampoon, mockery, satire; comedy, farce, humor, sketch, slapstick, squib; distortion, exaggeration; imitation, impersonation, mimicking

  3. 3 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts <the mayor has presented only a caricature of his opponent's views> Synonyms exaggeration, coloring, elaboration, embellishment, embroidering, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, stretchingRelated Words amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms meiosis, understatement




caricature

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of caricature

  1. to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of <caricatured the supervisor's distinctive walk> Synonyms burlesque, mimic, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travestyRelated Words lampoon, pasquinade, satirize; deride, gibe (or jibe), ridicule; ape, copycat, monkey, parrot; duplicate, emulate, replicate, reproduce; act, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, feign, pretend, sham, simulate; elaborate, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, magnify, pad, play up, stretch; amplify, enhance, enlarge (on or upon), expand, flesh (out), overdraw, overstate, put on; mime, pantomime; impersonate, perform, personate, play





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