Distort vs Caricature - What's the difference?

distort | caricature |

As verbs the difference between distort and caricature

is that distort is to bring something out of shape while caricature is .

As an adjective distort

is (obsolete) distorted; misshapen.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en verb)
  • To bring something out of shape.
  • (ergative) To become misshapen.
  • To give a false or misleading account of
  • In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.

    Derived terms

    * distorter


    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) distorted; misshapen
  • * Spenser
  • Her face was ugly and her mouth distort .



    (en noun)
  • A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 24 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=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.}}
  • A grotesque misrepresentation.
  • * Macaulay
  • A grotesque caricature of virtue.


    * Tagalog: (l)


  • To represent someone in an exaggerated or distorted manner.
  • Derived terms

    * caricaturist