Definition of antic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈantɪk/


Grotesque or bizarre.
Example sentences
  • Their sparse details and antic distortions are surreal yet recognizable enough to hit the target, whether it's a powerful politician or a basic human type.
  • Not many creators would dare to juxtapose the kind of heady subject matter this show tosses at the wall with totally antic physical comedy.
  • The director moved her sometimes space-challenged charges skillfully, eliciting overall an antic tone that brought a kind of unity to the often frenzied goings-on.


Early 16th century: from Italian antico 'antique', used to mean 'grotesque'.

Words that rhyme with antic

Atlantic, corybantic, frantic, geomantic, gigantic, mantic, necromantic, pedantic, romantic, semantic, sycophantic, transatlantic

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