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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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  1. Jeff Flake:

    The president had this diversion tactic, obviously, with so-called Spygate, there is concern that the president is laying the groundwork to move on Bob Mueller or Rosenstein. If that were to happen, obviously, that would cause a constitutional crisis.

  2. 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.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Fine. Better than the interfering in foreign affairs, if he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about. He should worry less about the election and my winning the popular vote than doing some other things that would be important for the country.

  4. Sky News:

    Allowing her -- and indeed other terrorists -- back into the U.K. to pursue an appeal would create a national security risk that cannot be fully mitigated, even with the diversion of significant resources, he added. Begums bid to reclaim her citizenship initiallywasstruck down by an immigration court in February. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission, which hears national security cases, said she could instead turn to Bangladesh for citizenship. Yet her lawyer argued that Begum -- who is of British-Bangladeshi heritage was not considered a national of Bangladesh and was therefore rendered stateless by the deprivation decision.

  5. 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.

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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
  • elterelésHungarian
  • 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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