What does the word antic mean?

Usage examples for antic

  1. The English words, by which we attempt to render them, are either vulgar or antic, or not of sufficiently general application. – The Death of Wallenstein A Play by Frederich Schiller
  2. This man he had once betrayed by a base surrender to appetite; now in antic irony, it was this man's crime that had betrayed him, Harry Sevier, to the same dilemma and a like shameful penalty. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. The black limbs grapple with each other; here one has dragged his neighbour over, and he lies with arms outstretched, writhen into antic twists and curves, as if he had died in torment; there, in singular contrast, are two friends,- oaks, were they once? – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards