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caricature (noun) funny drawings and funny descriptions of persons.

The funny drawings of persons making some of their prominent features, say the nose, or the chin, or the eyes, look big, to ridicule them, is a caricature. The pictures we see of leaders of countries, of political parties, etc., in the cartoons in newspapers or magazines are caricatures. Similarly, a funny description of a person, especially of their weaknesses, with the intention of ridiculing them, is a caricature. Charles Dickens, the famous English novelist is good at such caricatures, and we find a good number of them in his novels.

  • Charlie Chaplin's movie 'The Great Dictator' was a caricature, exposing to utter ridicule the personality of Hitler.
  • The newspaper cartoonists draw the caricatures of leading personalities, especially political leaders, most often, to criticize or ridicule their policies, thinking, etc., and sometimes to appreciate them.
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