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Antic vs. Funny — What's the Difference?

Antic vs. Funny — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Antic and Funny

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Antic

A foolish or ludicrous act; a caper
The students' antics got them into trouble.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Causing laughter or amusement; humorous
The play is hilariously funny
A funny story
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

(Archaic) A buffoon, especially a performing clown.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Difficult to explain or understand; strange or odd
I had a funny feeling you'd be around
The funny thing is I can't remember much about it
I do get some funny looks
It's a funny old world
That's funny!—that vase of flowers has been moved
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Ludicrously odd; bizarre.
Sep 26, 2022
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Funny

Comic strips in newspapers
I read the sports page, funnies, and editorial
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Playful, funny, absurd.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

A joke or witty remark
He regaled his hosts with a few funnies
I was trying to make a funny, but failed miserably
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Grotesque, incongruous.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Causing laughter or amusement
A funny cartoon.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

(archaic) Grotesque, bizarre
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Making or given to making amusing jokes or witticisms
A colleague who is very funny.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Obsolete form of antique
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Appropriate as the subject of a joke; deserving of a joke. Used in negative sentences to express disapproval or to emphasize the seriousness of something
There is nothing funny about getting the flu.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A grotesque representation of a figure; a gargoyle.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Difficult to account for; unusual or odd
I had a funny feeling that she would call.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A caricature.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Suspiciously odd
It's funny how I seem to lose something every time he comes around.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A ludicrous gesture or act; ridiculous behaviour; caper.
I'm fed up with your constant antics in class. Please behave yourself!
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Counterfeit or fraudulent
Tried to pass off funny money as legitimate.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A grotesque performer or clown, buffoon.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(Informal) Somewhat ill, painful, or abnormal
I felt funny after eating those clams. "a mole on his arm that has started to go funny" (Ann Cummins).
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

(animation) A pose, often exaggerated, in anticipation of an action; for example, a brief squat before jumping
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Offensively forward or disrespectful
She told him off after he started to get funny.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

(intransitive) To perform antics, to caper.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Contrary to one's demands or expectations
Don't let the prisoners do anything funny.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

(obsolete) To make a fool of, to cause to look ridiculous.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

A joke; a witticism
"He laughed because he did not know I was not making a funny" (Jonathan Safran Foer).
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

To perform (an action) as an antic; to mimic ridiculously.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Comic strips.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Old; antique.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

The section of a newspaper containing comic strips.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Odd; fantastic; fanciful; grotesque; ludicrous.
The antic postures of a merry-andrew.
The Saxons . . . worshiped many idols, barbarous in name, some monstrous, all antic for shape.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Amusing; humorous; comical.
When I went to the circus, I only found the clowns funny.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A buffoon or merry-andrew; one that practices odd gesticulations; the Fool of the old play.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Strange or unusual, often implying unpleasant.
The milk smelt funny so I poured it away.
I've got a funny feeling that this isn't going to work.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

An odd imagery, device, or tracery; a fantastic figure.
Woven with antics and wild imagery.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Showing unexpected resentment.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A grotesque trick; a piece of buffoonery; a caper.
And fraught with antics as the Indian birdThat writhes and chatters in her wiry cage.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Homosexual; gay
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A grotesque representation.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(informal) A joke.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

An antimask.
Performed by knights and ladies of his courtIn nature of an antic.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(informal) A comic strip.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

To make appear like a buffoon.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(rowing) A rowboat with both ends pointed and out of the water.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

To perform antics.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(British) A narrow clinker-built boat for sculling.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

(nonstandard) In an unusual manner; strangely.
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Act as or like a clown
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

In a manner seen as being typical of a homosexual, or indicating homosexuality
Sep 26, 2022

Antic

Ludicrously odd;
Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
Fantastic Halloween costumes
A grotesque reflection in the mirror
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Droll; comical; amusing; laughable; inciting laughter.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

A clinkerbuit, narrow boat for sculling.
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Arousing or provoking laughter;
An amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
An amusing fellow
A comic hat
A comical look of surprise
Funny stories that made everybody laugh
A very funny writer
It would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
A mirthful experience
Risible courtroom antics
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected;
A curious hybrid accent
Her speech has a funny twang
They have some funny ideas about war
Had an odd name
The peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
Something definitely queer about this town
What a rum fellow
Singular behavior
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Not as expected;
There was something fishy about the accident
Up to some funny business
Some definitely queer goings-on
A shady deal
Her motives were suspect
Suspicious behavior
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

Experiencing odd bodily sensations;
Told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

In a strange manner;
A queerly inscribed sheet of paper
He acted kind of funny
Sep 26, 2022

Funny

In a comical manner;
She acted comically
Sep 26, 2022

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