The role of the church is, quite properly, examined, but care has been taken not to caricature what happened.
Their increased influence in the party permitted the Republican Party to caricature the Democrats as appeasers.
This lovwly little image of an island was painted at about the same time as his boxers, and also has a note of caricature.
1748 (figurative), 1750 (literal), from French caricature (18c.), from Italian caricatura "satirical picture; an exaggeration," literally "an overloading," from caricare "to load, exaggerate," from Vulgar Latin carricare "to load a car" (see charge (v.)). The Italian form had been used in English from 1680s and was common 18c.
1749, from caricature (n.). Related: Caricatured; caricaturing.
In art or literature, portrayal of an individual or thing that exaggerates and distorts prominent characteristics so as to make them appear ridiculous. Caricature is commonly a medium for satire.