Mimicry vs Caricature - What's the difference?

mimicry | caricature |


As a noun mimicry

is the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else.

As a verb caricature is

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mimicry

English

Alternative forms

* mimickry

Noun

(mimicries)
  • the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else
  • They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.
    When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mimicry")

    caricature

    Noun

    (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.

    Descendants

    * Tagalog: (l)

    Verb

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

    * caricaturist