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Antonyms for Entertainment
ˌɛn tərˈteɪn mənt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term Entertainment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entertainment, amusement(noun)

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

    Synonyms:
    entertainment, amusement

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. entertainment

    Entertainment and recreation imply thought and mental occupation, tho in an agreeable, refreshing way; they are therefore words of a high order. Entertainment, apart from its special senses of a public performance or a social party, and predominantly even there, is used of somewhat mirthful mental delight; recreation may, and usually does, combine the mental with the physical. Amusement and pastime are nearly equivalent, the latter probably the lighter word; many slight things may be pastimes which we should hardly dignify by the name of amusements. Sports are almost wholly on the physical plane, tho involving a certain grade of mental action; fox-hunting, horse-racing, and baseball are sports. Certain sports may afford entertainment or recreation to certain persons, according to their individual tastes; but entertainment and recreation are capable of a meaning so high as never to be approached by any meaning of sport. Cheer may be very quiet, as the cheer of a bright fire to an aged traveler; merriment is with liveliness and laughter; fun and frolic are apt to be boisterous. Amusement is a form of enjoyment, but enjoyment may be too keen to be called amusement. Compare synonyms for ENTERTAIN.

    Antonyms:
    ennui, fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

    Synonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, frolic, fun, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation, sport

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. entertainment(n)

    Synonyms:
    diversion, amusement, recreation, pastime, play, divertissement, banquet, junket, feast, collation

How to use Entertainment in a sentence?

  1. Kim Dong-hee:

    The social distancing measures have prompted people to seek entertainment options to keep themselves occupied and gaming offers just that.

  2. Britney Spears, on her web site, October 2004:

    My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment.

  3. Reed Hastings:

    I think about it really as us winning time away, entertainment time, from other activities, instead of doing Xbox or Fortnite or YouTube or HBO or a long list, we want to win and provide a better experience.

  4. Van Amburg:

    We are working with some of the most tremendously talented people weve ever met working in entertainment today, theres an expression that we use here across the board at Apple: Come to Apple and do the best work of your life. Thats actually what we ask of everyone who comes here.

  5. Heather Wilson:

    It's losing popularity, using and abusing animals for entertainment is just becoming passé.

How to pronounce Entertainment?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say Entertainment in sign language?

  1. entertainment

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#125work
#707entertainment
#2137labor
#10055fatigue
#35150toil
#62717weariness
#80336ennui
#171867lassitude

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