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English

Etymology

Probably from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] antico (ancient) (though used to translate Italian grottesco (grotesque)).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
antic

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Grotesque, incongruous.
  2. Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.

Translations

Noun

Singular
antic

Plural
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antic ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
  2. A caricature.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
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      Pintsize: Wait, don’t you want to know why I’m tied up and hanging from the ceiling?
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      Pintsize: Shit! My wacky antics have jumped the shark!
  4. A grotesque performer or clown.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to antic

Third person singular
antics

Simple past
anticked

Past participle
anticked

Present participle
anticking

to antic (third-person singular simple present antics, present participle anticking, simple past and past participle anticked)
  1. To perform antics.
  2. To make grotesque.

Translations

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989
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Romanian

Etymology

From French antique, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] antiquus.

Adjective

antic m.

  1. old

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