antic: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an'tik), [key]
— n., adj., v., -ticked, -tick•ing.
  1. Usually,
    1. a playful trick or prank; caper.
    2. a grotesque, fantastic, or ludicrous gesture, act, or posture.
    1. an actor in a grotesque or ridiculous presentation.
    2. a buffoon; clown.
    1. a grotesque theatrical presentation; ridiculous interlude.
    2. a grotesque or fantastic sculptured figure, as a gargoyle.
  1. ludicrous; funny.
  2. fantastic; odd; grotesque: an antic disposition.
  1. to perform antics; caper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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