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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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