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Definition 1: a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for antic in the sense of this definition

(antic is a kind of ...) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

"scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists" "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles" "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

(... is a kind of antic ) an unkind or aggressive trick

(... is a kind of antic ) a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)

Definition 2: act as or like a clown - [verb of body]

Synonyms for antic in the sense of this definition

(antic is a kind of ...) act in a funny or teasing way

Definition 3: ludicrously odd - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where antic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
  • fantastic Halloween costumes
  • a grotesque reflection in the mirror

Synonyms for antic in the sense of this definition

(antic is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

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