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caricature

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1 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something
  • That TV network's reporting is a mere caricature of real journalism.
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2 a work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect
  • The artist creates caricatures of famous paintings by replacing humans with cats.
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3 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts
  • The mayor has presented only a caricature of his opponent's views.
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caricature, burlesque, parody, travesty mean a comic or grotesque imitation. caricature implies ludicrous exaggeration of the characteristic features of a subject.
    • caricatures of politicians in cartoons
burlesque implies mockery especially through giving a serious or lofty subject a frivolous treatment.
    • a nightclub burlesque of a trial in court
parody applies especially to treatment of a trivial or ludicrous subject in the exactly imitated style of a well-known author or work.
    • a witty parody of a popular novel
travesty implies that the subject remains unchanged but that the style is extravagant or absurd.
    • this production is a travesty of the opera

caricature

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to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of
  • caricatured the supervisor's distinctive walk
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