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Synonyms for amusement
əˈmyuz mənt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amusement

    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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amusementnoun

    a feeling of delight at being entertained

    Synonyms:
    entertainment

  2. entertainment, amusementnoun

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

    Synonyms:
    entertainment

Editors Contribution

  1. shits and giggles

    for pleasure or enjoyment

    he often went to the abandoned house for amusement.

    Submitted by acronimous on March 26, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amusementnoun

    Synonyms:
    entertainment, diversion, sport, DISPORT, play, fun, frolic, recreation, relaxation, pastime, game

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. amusementnoun

    Synonyms:
    diversion, entertainment, beguilement, recreation, relaxation, pastime, merriment, fun, sport, pleasure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "amusement":

    entertainment, fun, pleasure, attraction, distraction

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How to use amusement in a sentence?

  1. Lydia Child:

    The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home.

  2. Thomas Gomart:

    President Donald Trump provides for us a very mixed balance of amusement and a sadness, which is just not what is expected from a Thomas Gomart president, the way we look at President Donald Trump, it was a lot of fun at first.

  3. Andrew Polk:

    Building the service sector always starts with huge fixed asset investment in China, you focus on tourism. You build amusement parks.

  4. Jeanne-Marie Roland:

    A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.

  5. Chris Swallow:

    We then discovered that she had a bit of a foul mouth and kept swearing, much to our amusement.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. transfixed
    • B. fascinated
    • C. disenchanted
    • D. mesmerized

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