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ˈæn tɪkAntic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onadjective

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  2. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesqueverb

    ludicrously odd

    "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"

  3. clown, clown around, anticverb

    act as or like a clown

Wiktionary

  1. anticnoun

    A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.

  2. anticnoun

    A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping

  3. anticnoun

    A caricature.

  4. anticnoun

    A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.

  5. anticnoun

    A grotesque performer or clown.

  6. anticverb

    To perform antics.

  7. anticverb

    To make a fool of.

  8. anticverb

    To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.

  9. anticadjective

    Grotesque, incongruous.

  10. anticadjective

    Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anticadjective

    old; antique

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  2. Anticadjective

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  3. Anticadjective

    odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  4. Anticnoun

    a buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  5. Anticnoun

    an odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  6. Anticnoun

    a grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  7. Anticnoun

    a grotesque representation

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  8. Anticnoun

    an antimask

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  9. Anticverb

    to make appear like a buffoon

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

  10. Anticverb

    to perform antics

    Etymology: [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antic

    ant′ik, adj. grotesque: odd: ridiculous in shape, dress, &c.—n. a fantastic or ancient figure, caricaturing or combining grotesquely animal or vegetable forms, or both together: (Shak.) a grotesque pageant: a buffoon, clown, mountebank: a trick, mostly in pl.v.t. (Shak.) to make grotesque.—v.i. An′ticize (Browning), to play antics. [It. antico, equivalent to It. grottesco, and orig. used of the fantastic decorations composed of human and other forms found in the remains of ancient Rome—L. antiquus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Antic in a Sentence

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    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

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Translations for Antic

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  • страненBulgarian
  • Mätzchen, Narretei, Albernheit, Posse, Marotte, Eskapade, groteskGerman
  • grotesco, incongruente, payasada, absurdo, bufonada, ridículoSpanish
  • karikatyyri, ilveily, naurettava, groteski, vääristynyt, ilveilijä, narri, pelleillä, ruma, irvokas, pilakuva, pelleily, irvikuva, liioiteltu, pelle, ilveilläFinnish
  • karikatúra, bohóckodás, bohóckodik, bolondozikHungarian
  • buffone, pagliaccio, obbrobrioso, grottesco, caricaturaItalian
  • アンティックJapanese
  • bizar, onpassend, zotternij, absurd, grotesk, uithalen, zot, karikatuur, kuur, clown, doenDutch
  • wybrykPolish
  • grotesco, caricaturaPortuguese
  • învechit, neadecvat, demodatRomanian
  • фіглярствоUkrainian
  • 滑稽Chinese

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