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NOUN (1)

1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement;
[syn: antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on]


VERB (1)

1. act as or like a clown;
[syn: clown, clown around, antic]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. ludicrously odd;
- Example: "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"
- Example: "fantastic Halloween costumes"
- Example: "a grotesque reflection in the mirror"
[syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antic \An"tic\, v. i. To perform antics. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antic \An"tic\ ([a^]n"t[i^]k), a. [The same word as antique; cf. It. antico ancient. See Antique.] 1. Old; antique. (Zool.) "Lords of antic fame." --Phaer. [1913 Webster] 2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. [1913 Webster] The antic postures of a merry-andrew. --Addison. [1913 Webster] The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antic \An"tic\, n. 1. A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play. [1913 Webster] 2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure. [1913 Webster] Woven with antics and wild imagery. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper. [1913 Webster] And fraught with antics as the Indian bird That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 4. (Arch.) A grotesque representation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] Performed by knights and ladies of his court In nature of an antic. --Ford. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antic \An"tic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Anticked, Antickt.] To make appear like a buffoon. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Antique \An*tique"\, a. [F., fr. L. antiquus old, ancient, equiv. to anticus, from ante before. Cf. Antic.] [1913 Webster] 1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue. In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of Greece and Rome. [1913 Webster] For the antique world excess and pride did hate. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe. "Antique words." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of Thomson's "Castle of Indolence." [1913 Webster] 4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned; old. See Ancient. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

antic adj 1: ludicrously odd; "Hamlet's assumed antic disposition"; "fantastic Halloween costumes"; "a grotesque reflection in the mirror" [syn: antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesque] n 1: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement [syn: antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on] v 1: act as or like a clown [syn: clown, clown around, antic]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "antic": animated, artifice, bizarre, caper, capersome, caracole, carry on, casual, cavort, coltish, comic, comical, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, disport, easy, exuberant, fanciful, fantastic, farcical, flounce, fool around, foolish, frisk, frisky, frolic, frolicsome, full of beans, gambol, gamesome, gay, grotesque, hearty, horse around, impossible, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, lark, laughable, light, lively, ludicrous, mischievous, monkeyshine, monkeyshines, play, playful, practical joke, prank, prankish, pranky, roguish, rollick, rollicking, rollicksome, romp, rompish, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines, skip, skittish, spirited, sport, sportive, sprightly, suave, tomfoolery, trick, trip, unaccountable, unbelievable, unexpected, unimaginable, vital, vivacious, waggish trick, whimsical, wile, zestful, zippy