Definition of antics in English:

antics

Line breaks: an¦tics
Pronunciation: /ˈantɪks
 
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noun

Foolish, outrageous, or amusing behaviour: the antics of our political parties
More example sentences
  • Much of the laughter at the antics of the buffoons is a collective release of tension.
  • They resorted to keeping a diary of his escapades and videotaping his antics as evidence.
  • You need to change your reaction to their antics if you want to alter their behaviour in the first place.
Synonyms
capers, amusing behaviour, pranks, larks, escapades, high jinks, skylarking, stunts, tricks, horseplay, romps, frolics; silliness, foolish behaviour, tomfoolery, foolery, clowning, buffoonery
British informal monkey tricks
North American informal didoes
archaic harlequinades

Origin

early 16th century: from antic.

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