"antics" vs. "antique"

Let’s get straight to the point:

antics (n.) * – funny or strange behaviour
antique (n.) – old and often precious items

Note:

* antics” is always spelt with an “-s“.

Examples:

  1. The teacher was not pleased with his students’ antics during the drama class.
  2. The antics of that footballer each time he scores annoys the referee.
  3. Antiques can be found in museums and homes.
  4. My parents inherited lots of antiques from my late great grandparents.
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Posted on February 26, 2010, in Word Power and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Cikgu based on your examples I would presume “antics” refers to a ‘negative’ or unpleasant behavior which are not likeable by the general public? Or people with a great sense of humor or with more funny bones would accept antics? tQ

    • Hi Bananaz, generally I believe that the word “antics” has quite a negative connotation. It’s “funny” but could be annoying to many people. It is not comical where everyone laughs. For instance, a footballer doing a somersault each time after scoring, or a tennis player who throws his racquet when he loses, or a naughty boy who points to his butt each time he’s upset with you. So, you’re quite right there, Bananaz 🙂

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