AskDefine | Define antic

Dictionary Definition

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

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Etymology

Probably from antico (though used to translate Italian grottesco).

Pronunciation

  • , /ˈæntɪk/, /"

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