A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle. (noun)
A caricature. (noun)
A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour. (noun)
A grotesque performer or clown. (noun)
A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping (noun)
To perform antics. (verb)
this sense?) To make a fool of. (verb)
To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously. (verb)
Examples of word antic
A week without another nutcase Republican antic is like a day without sunshine.
Brun, the Swiss observed, that it was un beau morceau, and Mr. Pallet replied, â€” â€œYes, yes, one may see with half an eye, that it can be the production of no other; for Bomorsoâ€™s style both in colouring and drapery, is altogether peculiar: then his design is tame, and his expression antic and unnatural.
In all those instances, the campaigns adopt an approach that could be described as antic whimsy, offering over-the-top statements that are delivered with a straight face - and tongue planted firmly in cheek.
I guess I don't know too much about his off-stage "antic" if he had them, but I figure he didn't do all that much entertaining activity that anyone knows about.
It's not just her physical similarity to Garland, though her eyes are googly, her teeth are goofy, and when she crosses her hotel bedroom it is with just the right kind of antic scuttle.