The novel has the antic pace and madcap humor of a Hollywood-ready screenplay— Meet the Parents meets Garden State or something.
Berlusconi repeated the antic in the afternoon in the lower house of Parliament, this time to jeers from fellow politicians.
It was antic, manic, magical, and mischievous—and thoroughly British.
But the moment after, some wild whim would make her resume her antic movements; and all went worse than before.
I spoke to her, and she complained about the antic behaviour of the land.
There is the rich poetry of Paderewski, the antic grace and delicious poetry of De Pachmann.
"I'm paid for my body, not for my voice; so let my body play the antic," she muttered, angrily.
What is done to Lordsburg we can stand, but a blow at our own warbags, even in antic'pation, is calc'lated to cause us to perk up.
The situation seemed, in antic irony, to be reversing itself.
While this last movement was executing, one of them advanced, and performed an antic dance before me; with which the whole ended.
1520s, "grotesque or comical gesture," from Italian antico "antique," from Latin antiquus "old" (see antique). Originally (like grotesque) a 16c. Italian word referring to the strange and fantastic representations on ancient murals unearthed around Rome (especially originally the Baths of Titus, rediscovered 16c.); later extended to "any bizarre thing or behavior," in which sense it first arrived in English. As an adjective in English from 1580s, "grotesque, bizarre."