Stereotype vs Caricature - What's the difference?

stereotype | caricature |

As verbs the difference between stereotype and caricature

is that stereotype is while caricature is .



(en noun)
  • A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.
  • (printing) A metal printing plate cast from a matrix moulded from a raised printing surface.
  • (psychology) A person who is regarded as embodying or conforming to a set image or type.
  • (UML) An extensibility mechanism of the Unified Modeling Language
  • Verb

  • To make a stereotype of someone or something, or characterize someone by a stereotype.
  • To prepare for printing in stereotype; to produce stereotype plates of.
  • to stereotype the Bible
  • To print from a stereotype.
  • (figurative) To make firm or permanent; to fix.
  • * Duke of Argyll (1887)
  • Powerful causes tending to stereotype and aggravate the poverty of old conditions.

    See also

    * stereotypic * stereotypical ----



    (en noun)
  • A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
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  • A grotesque misrepresentation.
  • * Macaulay
  • A grotesque caricature of virtue.


    * Tagalog: (l)


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

    * caricaturist