Antic Definition

ăntĭk
noun
A foolish or ludicrous act; a caper.
The students' antics got them into trouble.
American Heritage
A playful, silly, or ludicrous act, trick, etc.; prank.
Webster's New World
A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
American Heritage
A clown or buffoon.
Webster's New World
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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adjective
Ludicrously odd; bizarre.
American Heritage
Fantastic and queer; grotesque.
Webster's New World
Odd and funny; ludicrous.
Webster's New World
The definition of antic is something odd and funny.
Very silly humor is an example of antic.
YourDictionary

(architecture, art) Grotesque, incongruous.

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verb

(intransitive) To perform antics.

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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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Other Word Forms of Antic

Noun

Singular:
antic
Plural:
antics

Origin of Antic

  • 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

  • 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

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