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antic

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noun an·tic \ˈan-tik\

Definition of antic

  1. 1 :  an attention-drawing often wildly playful or funny act or action :  caper <childish antics>

  2. 2 archaic :  a performer of a grotesque or ludicrous part :  buffoon



Examples of antic

  1. <we'll have no more of your antics, so just settle down>



Origin of antic

Italian antico ancient thing or person, from antico ancient, from Latin antiquus — more at antique


First Known Use: 1529

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antic

adjective an·tic

Simple Definition of antic

  • : very playful, funny, or silly

Full Definition of antic

  1. 1 archaic :  grotesque, bizarre

  2. 2 a :  characterized by clownish extravagance or absurdity b :  whimsically gay :  frolicsome

an·ti·cal·lyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

ANTIC Defined for Kids

antic

play
noun an·tic \ˈan-tik\

Definition of antic

  1. :  a wildly playful or funny act or action <We laughed at the kitten's antics.>





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