Caricature vs Sarcastic - What's the difference?

caricature | sarcastic |


As a verb caricature

is .

As an adjective sarcastic is

sarcastic.

caricature

Noun

(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.

    Descendants

    * Tagalog: (l)

    Verb

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

    * caricaturist

    sarcastic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * sarcastick (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Containing sarcasm.
  • (of a person) Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.
  • * 1912 ,
  • Her eyes slanted a little... and were sometimes full of fiery determination and sometimes dull and opaque. Her expression was never altogether amiable; was often, indeed, distinctly sullen, or, when she was animated, sarcastic .

    Synonyms

    * sarky (British) * snarky

    Derived terms

    * sarky

    See also

    * ironic * sardonic * snide

    References

    * * * " sarcastic" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Cambridge University Press, 2007) * * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary (1987-1996) ----