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an•tic



Pronunciation: (an'tik), [key]
n., adj., v., -ticked, -tick•ing.


n.
1. Usually, antics.
a. a playful trick or prank; caper.
b. a grotesque, fantastic, or ludicrous gesture, act, or posture.
2. Archaic.
a. an actor in a grotesque or ridiculous presentation.
b. a buffoon; clown.
3. Obs.
a. a grotesque theatrical presentation; ridiculous interlude.
b. a grotesque or fantastic sculptured figure, as a gargoyle.

adj.
1. ludicrous; funny.
2. fantastic; odd; grotesque: an antic disposition.

v.i.
Obs.to perform antics; caper.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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