Antic meaning

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(animation, from "anticipation") A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping.
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A foolish or ludicrous act; a caper.

The students' antics got them into trouble.

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(archaic) A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
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Ludicrously odd; bizarre.
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Odd and funny; ludicrous.
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A playful, silly, or ludicrous act, trick, etc.; prank.
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(archaic) A clown or buffoon.
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(architecture, art) Grotesque, incongruous.
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Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.
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(intransitive) To perform antics.
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(archaic) Fantastic and queer; grotesque.
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(often in plural) A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
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A grotesque performer or clown.
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To make a fool of.
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(rare) To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.
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To make appear like a buffoon.

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The definition of antic is something odd and funny.

Very silly humor is an example of antic.

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An antic is defined as a silly act.

A drunk person singing at the top of their lungs in the middle of a crowded restaurant is an example of an antic.

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Origin of antic

  • From Italian antico ancient (used of grotesque designs on some ancient Roman artifacts) from Latin antīquus former, old ant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Italian antico (“ancient, fanciful”) (used to describe ancient wall paintings from classical times) from Latin antiquus (“venerable”). See also grottesco (“grotesque”).

    From Wiktionary