Antic, Antique, Antiquated, Antiquarian, Antiquary
Whose attention do you draw at home with your antics? Do you amuse your antiquated dad with your antics, or your antiquarian mother by showing your collection of antiques?
Antic is behaviour of someone aimed at amusing other people with absurd or exaggerated movement.
Antic is noun. Antic functions as singular and plural noun, but its plural form is also antics.
Antic indicates to someone with foolish behaviour; outrageous behaviour; an absurd action performed by someone knowingly or unknowingly, a silly action, characterised by clownish extravagance or absurdity.
Antic is an attention-drawing aspect of person which is wildly playful, or funny foolish act, whimsically gay or frolicsome.
The related forms of antic are antics (plural noun), antical (adjective) and antically (adverb).
The similarity between monkeys and humans is: monkeys’ antics are reflected in humans.
Clown’s role is to perform antics.
Antic is pronounced as ‘an-tik’
Antic is derived from the Latin word ‘antico’.
ANTICAL x POSTICAL:
ANTICAL: Note that antical is in reference to botany implies a twig oriented towards the apex, pertaining to the surface of a prostate thallus (a green shoot) – oriented away from the substrate. In this sense, its opposite is postical.
Antique (noun) is an object belonging to the distant past such as a furniture, items or things that have some value, decorative artefacts usually having a high value.
Antique as a noun refers to old objects such as porcelain, old furniture usually made of resilient wood.
Antique is an object that is old but still sought after because of its rarity, because of its beauty.
Antique as an adjective refers to something that is in existence for a long time, from an early date; old-fashioned; and refers to something that is of ancient times.
Antique comes from the Latin word ‘antiqus’ meaning former, or ancient.
One of my hobbies is to collect antique coins
Antique sellers are common in the metropolitan cities.
Antiquity is a noun.
Antiquity refers to ancient times, also to time that is of distance past; of great age such as a city, a philosophy; physical remains, relics from ancient times such as buildings or art works or coins.
In plural form, antiquities refer to customs, events, of ancient times.
Which is the city of great antiquity in India? Benares!
Antiquated is an adjective: something or someone which is old-fashioned, outdated. What is antiquated to you may not be antiquated to others such as fashion or social mores.
Who is an antiquarian, then? Antiquarian is a person who studies or collects antiques or sells antiques. The synonym for antiquarian is antiquary.
An antiquary (antiquaries) is a collector of antiques or antiquities.
Antiquarian as an adjective refers to the study or collection or sale of antiques such as old books or rare books.
Have you ever been to an antiquarian bookseller in your city?