Definition of antics in English:


Line breaks: an¦tics
Pronunciation: /ˈantɪks


Foolish, outrageous, or amusing behaviour: the antics of our political parties
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  • 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.
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


early 16th century: from antic.

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