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7 definitions found
 for antic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Antic \An"tic\, v. i.
     To perform antics.
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From 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.
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     2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
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              The antic postures of a merry-andrew. --Addison.
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              The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in
              name, some monstrous, all antic for shape. --Fuller.
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From 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.
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     2. An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
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              Woven with antics and wild imagery.   --Spenser.
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     3. A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
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              And fraught with antics as the Indian bird
              That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     4. (Arch.) A grotesque representation. [Obs.]
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     5. An antimask. [Obs. or R.]
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              Performed by knights and ladies of his court
              In nature of an antic.                --Ford.
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From 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.
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From 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.]
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     1. Old; ancient; of genuine antiquity; as, an antique statue.
        In this sense it usually refers to the flourishing ages of
        Greece and Rome.
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              For the antique world excess and pride did hate.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. Old, as respects the present age, or a modern period of
        time; of old fashion; antiquated; as, an antique robe.
        "Antique words." --Spenser.
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     3. Made in imitation of antiquity; as, the antique style of
        Thomson's "Castle of Indolence."
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     4. Odd; fantastic. [In this sense, written antic.]
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     Syn: Ancient; antiquated; obsolete; antic; old-fashioned;
          old. See Ancient.
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From 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]

From 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
  
  

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