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A caricature of Abraham Lincoln.

EtymologyEdit

From French caricature, from Italian caricatura.

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caricature (plural caricatures)

  1. A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Men In Black 3 lacks the novelty of the first film, and its take on the late ’60s feels an awful lot like a psychedelic dress-up party, all broad caricatures and groovy vibes.
  2. A grotesque misrepresentation.
    • Macaulay
      A grotesque caricature of virtue.

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caricature (third-person singular simple present caricatures, present participle caricaturing, simple past and past participle caricatured)

  1. To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian caricatura, from the verb caricare (to load; to exaggerate), cognate with French charger.

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caricature f (plural caricatures)

  1. caricature

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caricature f

  1. plural of caricatura

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caricature

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of caricaturar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of caricaturar.