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Synonyms for antic
ˈæn tɪkan·tic

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Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 4 votes

  1. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onadjective

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

    pasquinade, put-on, thaumaturgy, gag, john, sendup, deception, legerdemain, magic trick, parody, job, jest, capriole, fraud, whoremaster, clowning, takeoff, caper, mockery, humbug, charade, frivolity, jape, jocularity, play, joke, buffoonery, romp, fraudulence, fast one, dupery, trick, illusion, magic, lampoon, harlequinade, hoax, travesty, whoremonger, laugh, gambol, frolic, burlesque, spoof, conjuring trick, prank, japery, conjuration


  2. antic, fantastic, fantastical, grotesqueverb

    ludicrously odd

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

    wondrous, grotesque, tremendous, terrific, howling(a), wonderful, marvellous, fantastic, wild, monstrous, marvelous, fantastical, rattling(a), grand


  3. clown, clown around, anticverb

    act as or like a clown

    clown, clown around


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anticadjective

    odd, fantastic, grotesque, wild, ridiculous

  2. anticnoun

    prank, trick, freak, gambol, caper, vagary

  3. anticnoun

    buffoon, fool, merry-andrew, scaramouch, mountebank, harlequin, punch, clown, zany, jester, jack-pudding, pickle-herring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anticnoun

    caper, dido, trick, gambol, prank, clown, zany, harlequin, buffoon

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  1. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

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  • страненBulgarian
  • Posse, Albernheit, Marotte, Narretei, Eskapade, grotesk, MätzchenGerman
  • grotesco, bufonada, incongruente, ridículo, absurdo, payasadaSpanish
  • pelleily, pelle, irvikuva, pilakuva, ilveillä, irvokas, ruma, liioiteltu, karikatyyri, pelleillä, ilveily, naurettava, narri, groteski, vääristynyt, ilveilijäFinnish
  • bohóckodás, bohóckodik, bolondozik, karikatúraHungarian
  • buffone, obbrobrioso, caricatura, pagliaccio, grottescoItalian
  • アンティックJapanese
  • clown, doen, kuur, bizar, karikatuur, zot, uithalen, grotesk, absurd, zotternij, onpassendDutch
  • wybrykPolish
  • caricatura, grotescoPortuguese
  • neadecvat, învechit, demodatRomanian
  • фіглярствоUkrainian
  • 滑稽Chinese

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