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Synonyms for diversion
dɪˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, daɪ-di·ver·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. diversion

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. diversion, recreationnoun

    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, divagationnoun

    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 attacknoun

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

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

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  1. entertainmentnoun

    to divert someone’s attention

    paul sought diversion to stop worrying about his problems

    Submitted by albertosanchezmd on April 10, 2022  

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  1. diversionnoun

    turning aside

  2. diversionnoun

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

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  1. diversionnoun

    turning aside, amusement, sport, recreation, relaxation

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  1. 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.

  2. Police Commissioner William Bratton:

    He would have been the last person in New York City I would have wanted to see in the diversion program.

  3. Phil Jordan:

    One of the most intelligent traffickers has been Chapo, his son is not the brightest star on the Christmas tree. The best recorded intelligence on the son is that he doesn't have his father's intelligence. But I caution this could be a diversion to throw off authorities.

  4. Adam Smith:

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

  5. Peter Kratsa:

    Arthur Goldman’s criminal matter was resolved by the Chester County district attorney by virtue of a pre-trial diversion program without any admission of guilt by Art, arthur Goldman criminal matter will ultimately allow for the case to be dismissed and Arthur Goldman record expunged.

Translations for diversion

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  • تحويلArabic
  • отклоняване, развлечение, отклонение, отвличанеBulgarian
  • rozptýlení, zábavaCzech
  • omdirigeringDanish
  • Zerstreuung, Umleitung, Unterhaltung, Ablenkung, EntwässerungGerman
  • διασκέδαση, παράκαμψη, αντιπερισπασμός, αναψυχή, εκτροπήGreek
  • distracción, desviaciónSpanish
  • انحرافPersian
  • kiertotie, harrastus, harhautusFinnish
  • diversionFrench
  • malairt slí, athbhealachIrish
  • הסחהHebrew
  • elterelésHungarian
  • diversione, diversivo, svagoItalian
  • afleidingsmanoeuvreDutch
  • objazd, dywersjaPolish
  • diversãoPortuguese
  • объезд, развлечение, отвлечение, отвод, отклонение, отвлекающий манёврRussian
  • förströelse, avledningsmanöver, tidsfördrivSwedish
  • திசைTamil
  • saptırmaTurkish
  • chuyển hướngVietnamese

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