Definition of antic in English:

antic

Syllabification: an·tic
Pronunciation: /ˈantik
 
/

adjective

literary
  • Grotesque or bizarre.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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