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Synonyms for diversion
dɪˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, daɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversion, recreation(noun)

    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

    "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

    deflection, digression, divagation, deflexion, recreation, refreshment, deviation, diversionary attack

  2. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation(noun)

    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

    "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"

    diversionary attack, warp, departure, excursion, difference, parenthesis, excursus, deflexion, deviance, bending, digression, deflection, refraction, divagation, aside, deviation, divergence, recreation

  3. diversion, diversionary attack(noun)

    an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack

    deflection, digression, divagation, deflexion, recreation, deviation, diversionary attack

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diversion

    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.

    amusement, cheer, delight, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation, sport

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diversion

    detour, divergence, deviation, recreation, amusement, pastime, sport, enjoyment

    continuity, directness, procedure, business, task, work, study, labor, avocation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diversion(n.)

    turning aside

  2. diversion(n.)

    amusement, recreation, pastime, sport, play, entertainment, relaxation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diversion(n)

    turning aside, amusement, sport, recreation, relaxation

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How to use diversion in a sentence?

  1. Andrea Williams:

    Despite Francisco's best efforts to make good on his mistake, ICE has taken the position that even a misdemeanor DUI eligible for diversion is enough to end DACA status.

  2. David Bernick:

    As the full historical record is now becoming known, it is clear that Richard Sackler supported Purdue's action plan for responding to the increasing evidence of widespread OxyContin abuse and diversion, that plan not only included cooperating with and following the instructions of public health authorities, but it went further to voluntarily undertake extensive efforts to prevent abuse and diversion of prescription opioids.

  3. Mark Hamill:

    The Graham Norton Show, star Wars movies are meant to be a couple of hours of diversion from reality, and we need that.

  4. Carla Rodriguez:

    The first time I saw the fire we were reaching the diversion to Juncalillo and I realized how close it was. I did not expect it, since I had read that it was under control in different areas.

  5. Jason Brodsky:

    The regimes priority remains its own survival and financing its proxies and partners over its people. Even during this time of economic turmoil, according to the U.S. State Department, Irans supreme leader just last month increased funding for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 33 percent higher than President Rouhanis original request and more than doubled the funding of the Basij. So, the risk of diversion of funds looms large.

Translations for diversion

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  • تحويلArabic
  • отклонение, отвличане, развлечение, отклоняванеBulgarian
  • rozptýlení, zábavaCzech
  • omdirigeringDanish
  • Entwässerung, Ablenkung, Unterhaltung, Umleitung, ZerstreuungGerman
  • αναψυχή, παράκαμψη, εκτροπή, αντιπερισπασμός, διασκέδασηGreek
  • distracción, desviaciónSpanish
  • انحرافPersian
  • harhautus, harrastus, kiertotieFinnish
  • diversionFrench
  • malairt slí, athbhealachIrish
  • הסחהHebrew
  • svago, diversivo, diversioneItalian
  • afleidingsmanoeuvreDutch
  • dywersja, objazdPolish
  • diversãoPortuguese
  • объезд, отвлекающий манёвр, отклонение, отвод, развлечение, отвлечениеRussian
  • tidsfördriv, avledningsmanöver, förströelseSwedish
  • திசைTamil
  • saptırmaTurkish
  • chuyển hướngVietnamese

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