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Difference Between Antic and Antique

Homophones are the words having similar spelling (or) pronunciation but with different meanings.


Here, Antic and Antique form a pair of Homophones. Let’s move on to find out the difference between the two.

What does antic mean?

▪ a playful trick / prank

  1. Shiny feels good while making antics.
  2. The magician always has an antic to show.
  3. She was laughing at his antics.

▪ something fantastic / funny

  1. Some people are so antic that they make you laugh.
  2. Richard was an antic old man.

What does antique mean?

▪ something from a very old time

  1. These antique paintings are priceless.
  2. They have a lot of antique furniture.
  3. We have an antique clock in our farmhouse.

What’s the difference?

  1. Antic acts as an Adjective while Antique acts as a Noun.
  2. Pronunciation of Antic: an-tik
    Pronunciation of Antique: an-teek
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