Complete Definition of "antic"

English
Etymology
Probably from It. antico (though used to translate Italian grottesco).

Pronunciation
enPR|Än'tÄ­k, IPA|/Ëæntɪk/, SAMPA|/"{ntIk/
:rhymes|æntɪk

Adjective
en-adj

  1. context|architecture|art grotesque|Grotesque, incongruous.
  2. Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.

Translations
trans-top|architecture: grotesque, incongruous
Finnish: groteski, liioiteltu
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trans-top|grotesque
Finnish: irvokas, vääristynyt, ruma, naurettava
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Noun
en-noun

  1. context|architecture|art|obsolete A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
  2. A caricature.
  3. context|often in plural A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
  4. A grotesque performer or clown.

Translations
trans-top|architecture: grotesque representation of a figure
Finnish: groteski
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trans-top|caricature
Finnish: irvikuva, pilakuva, karikatyyri
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trans-top|ludicrous act or behaviour
Finnish: ilveily, pelleily
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trans-top|grotesque performer or clown
Finnish: ilveilijä, narri, pelle
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Verb
en-verb|antics|anticking|anticked|anticked

  1. To perform antics.
  2. To make grotesque.

Translations
trans-top|to perform antics
Finnish: ilveillä, pelleillä
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trans-top|to make grotesque
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References
OED 2nd edition 1989


Romanian

Etymology
F.|ro antique < L.|ro antiquus.

Adjective
antic m

  1. old

Related terms
vechi
demodat
versat
vetust

Category:Romanian adjectives

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