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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 of caricature mockery, cartoon, farce, joke, parody, sham, travestyWords Related to caricature burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), sham, simulationNear Antonyms of caricature 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 of caricature burlesque, parody, put-on, rib, send-up, spoof, takeoff, travestyWords Related to caricature 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 of caricature exaggeration, coloring, elaboration, embellishment, embroidering, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, stretchingWords Related to caricature amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms of caricature belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms of caricature 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 of caricature burlesque, mimic, do, imitate, mock, parody, send up, spoof, travestyWords Related to caricature 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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