What is the difference between antic and foolish?
As adjectives the difference between antic and foolish
is that antic
is (architecture|arts) grotesque, incongruous while foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun antic
is (architecture|arts|obsolete) a grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
As a verb antic
is to perform antics.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(architecture, arts) Grotesque, incongruous.
Grotesque, bizarre; absurd.
(architecture, arts, obsolete) A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
(often in plural) A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour.
* 1953 , John Christopher, Blemish
- And fraught with antics as the Indian bird / That writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.
* 2007 , ,
- I saw the barren horror of your people's leisure with the million entertained by the antics of a tiny few
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A grotesque performer or clown.
A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping
- 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!
To perform antics.
(obsolete) To make a fool of, to cause to look ridiculous.
* , Act II, Scene VII:
(rare) To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 70:
- Gentle lords, let's 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 / Antick'd us all.
To make appear like a buffoon.
- She unfastened her dress, her arms arched thin and high, her shadow anticking her movements.
* OED 2nd edition 1989
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .