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antics

(ˈæntɪks)
pl n
absurd or grotesque acts or postures
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تَصَرُّف شاذ يُثير الضَّحِك
dováděníšaškoviny
krumspringløjer
bohóckodás
skrípalæti
darkymasisišdaigų krėtimas
grimasesķēmošanās
fíglevystrájanie
komiklikmaskaralıksoytarılık

antics

[ˈæntɪks] NPL [of clown etc] → payasadas fpl; [of child, animal etc] → gracias fpl; (= pranks) → travesuras fpl
he's up to his old antics again (pej) → ya está haciendo de las suyas otra vez

antics

[ˈæntɪks] nplsingeries fpl

antics

plEskapaden pl; (= tricks)Possen pl, → Streiche pl; (= irritating behaviour)Mätzchen pl (inf); he’s up to his old antics againer macht wieder seine Mätzchen (inf); the photocopier is up to its old antics againder Fotokopierer hat wieder seine Mucken (inf)

antics

[ˈæntɪks] npl (of clown) → lazzi mpl, buffonerie fpl; (of child, animal) → buffe acrobazie fpl (pej) → scherzetti mpl

antics

(ˈӕntiks) noun plural
odd or amusing behaviour. The children laughed at the monkey's antics.
References in classic literature ?
Therefore it dances on the hearth, and laughs broadly throughout the room, and plays a thousand antics, and throws a joyous glow over all the faces that encircle it.
Let anti-masques not be long; they have been commonly of fools, satyrs, baboons, wild-men, antics, beasts, sprites, witches, Ethiops, pigmies, turquets, nymphs, rustics, Cupids, statuas moving, and the like.
His hunting was always successful; he was ever ready to render any assistance in the camp or on the march; while his jokes, his antics, and the very cut of his countenance, so full of whim and comicality, kept every one in good-humor.
And each meeting meant a drink; and there was much to talk about; and more drinks; and songs to be sung; and pranks and antics to be performed, until the maggots of imagination began to crawl, and it all seemed great and wonderful to me, these lusty hard-bitten sea- rovers, of whom I made one, gathered in wassail on a coral strand.
The theater was full of people, enjoying the spectacle and laughing till they cried at the antics of the two Marionettes.
Very fine, indeed, sir," she returned, with something of a blush, and a shy deprecating look that seemed to beg me not to notice the peculiarly quaint antics which the wind, evidently a humourist, chose at that moment to execute with the female garments upon the line.
Of their elders some, by imitating the antics of youth, strive to persuade themselves that their day is not yet over; they shout with the lustiest, but the war cry sounds hollow in their mouth; they are like poor wantons attempting with pencil, paint and powder, with shrill gaiety, to recover the illusion of their spring.
They spoiled the music just the same, with their antics and unrealities.
These antics were solely the result of nervous irritation, a mood born of Miss Miranda Sawyer's stiff, grim, and martial attitude.
It was in vain that Kory-Kory tempted me with food, or lighted my pipe, or sought to attract my attention by performing the uncouth antics that had sometimes diverted me.
Comcomly made his people perform antics before them; and his wives and daughters endeavored, by all the soothing and endearing arts of women, to find favor in their eyes.
The meat was smoking hot and the knives and forks were performing strange antics and jumping here and there in quite a puzzling way.