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Definizione monolingua antic



antic (third-person singular simple present antics, present participle anticking, simple past and past participle anticked)

  1. (intransitive) To perform antics.
    • 1917, Jack London, Jerry of the Islands, page 54:
      Jerry no more than cocked a contemptuous quizzical eye at the mainsail anticking above him. He knew already the empty windiness of its threats,
  2. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) To make a fool of.
    • circa 1603–1607, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, Scene VII:
      Gentle lords, lets part; / You see we have burnt our cheeks: strong Enobarb / Is weaker than the wine; and mine own tongue / Splits what it speaks: the wild disguise hath almost / Antickd us all.
  3. (transitive, rare) To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 70:
      She unfastened her dress, her arms arched thin and high, her shadow anticking her movements.

antic (plural antics)

  1. (architecture, art, obsolete) A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
  2. A caricature.
  3. (often in plural) A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
    • 2007, Jeph Jacques, Time To Add A Cute Kid To The Cast Questionable Content Number 951
      Pintsize: Wait, don’t you want to know why I’m tied up and hanging from the ceiling? / Faye: Not really. Nighty night! / Pintsize: Shit! My wacky antics have jumped the shark!
  4. A grotesque performer or clown.
    • 1978, Walter C. Foreman, The Music of the Close: The Final Scenes of Shakespeares Tragedies, page 90:
      The Grave-maker, like the professional fools and Falstaff, and like Hamlet himself, is an antic, a grotesque, one who demonstrates to men how foolish and
  5. (animation, from ""anticipation"") A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping

antic (comparative more antic, superlative most antic)

  1. (architecture, art) Grotesque, incongruous.
    • 2004, John Chase, Glitter Stucco and Dumpster Diving: Reflections on Building Production in the Vernacular city, page 58:
      The amusement park environment of seaside resorts such as Venice and the antic eclecticism of Greene & Greenes pre-Craftsman work all preceded the establishment of the movie colony in Hollywood.
  2. Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.
    • 1865, Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod:
      a fourth would fondly kiss and paw his companions, and sneer in their faces, with a countenance more antic than any in a Dutch droll.
    • 1599-1601, William Shakespeare, Hamlet:
      As I perchance hereafter shall think meet / To put an antic disposition on.
    • 1591-1595, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet:
      Fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave / Come hither, coverd with an antic face, To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?

Definizione italiano>inglese antic


Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

bizzarro ,buffone ,grottesco ,ridicolo

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