Caricature vs Likeliness - What's the difference?

caricature | likeliness |

As a verb caricature

is .

As a noun likeliness is

the condition or quality of being probable or likely to occur.



(en noun)
  • A pictorial representation of someone in which distinguishing features are exaggerated for comic effect.
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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




  • The condition or quality of being probable or likely to occur.
  • Likelihood, probability or chance of occurrence; plausibility or believability.
  • *2004 , Klaus-Martin Goeters, Aviation psychology: practice and research :
  • The proposed HEA is based on the assumption that each specific error has a certain impact on a system/aircraft state whilst the crew's likeliness to commit this error is decreasing with an increasing number of safeguards against it.
  • *2006 , David W. Embley, A. Olivé, Sudha Ram, Conceptual modeling :
  • To determine the likeliness of an individual in a concept, a membership function is required.
  • Suitability; agreeableness.
  • *2004 , Peter Lipton, Inference to the best explanation :
  • A new competitor may decrease the likeliness of an old hypothesis, but it will usually not change its loveliness.
  • Likeness; similarity.
  • * 1727 , Robert South, Twelve Sermons
  • No surely, Reason is both the Gift and Image of God, and every Degree of its Improvement is a farther Degree of Likeliness to him.