Antic (adjective)

  1. Fanciful, bizarre, or grotesque in style or action; amusingly odd.
  2. Pertaining to an actor's gestures and movements on stage.
  3. Pertaining to the ancient past; antique.


From middle english antic, from old french, from latin anteacta ("things done before"), from ante ("before") + actus ("ac.t")


  1. He was known for his antic sense of humor.
  2. The actor's antic gestures drew attention to the stage.
  3. The statue had an antic expression on its face.
  4. The party was full of antic costumes and decorations.
  5. The antique shop was full of antiques and antic items.
Some random words: erudite, preference, reprisal