1. Old; antique.

<zoology> "Lords of antic fame."

2. Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous. "The antic postures of a merry-andrew." (Addison) "The Saxons . . . Worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape." (Fuller)

Origin: The same word as antique; cf. It. Antico ancient. See Antique.

(01 Mar 1998)

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