Caricature and Parody


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Caricature noun – A poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something.
Usage example: that TV network's reporting is a mere caricature of real journalism

Parody is a synonym for caricature in respect topic. In some cases you can use "Parody" instead the word "Caricature" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like same, drawing, satirize, satirise. popular alternative
Nearby Words: caricatured, caricaturist, caricaturing
Synonyms for Caricature


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Parody noun – A work that imitates and exaggerates another work for comic effect.
Usage example: the musical is a parody of every biblical epic ever made

Caricature is a synonym for parody in satirize topic. You can use "Caricature" instead the word "Parody" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as travesty, satire, respect, same. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parodied, parodist, parodying
Synonyms for Parody

How words are described

old old caricature old parody
broad broad caricature broad parody
long long caricature long parody
common common caricature common parody
Other adjectives: obvious, blatant, grotesque, bad, subtle, humorous, deliberate, animated, famous, twisted, veiled, ridiculous, disguised, bizarre, exaggerated, intentional, giant, over-the-top, comedic.

Both words in one sentence

  • Fragile Flower In a filler episode in the Ranma ½ anime, Ranma himself becomes a caricature/parody when he hits his head and becomes extremely frail and sensitive.
  • Poe's Law This can also happen to someone whose picture of the opposing position is such a grotesque caricature that it renders them unable to tell parody from reality.
    Source: Poe's Law
  • MAD Magazine lampshaded this in its parody of Watchmen, by having a caricature of Moore introduce himself in the opening splash as "Alan "Smithee" Moore".
    Source: Alan Smithee
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