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

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Editors Contribution

  1. entertainmentnoun

    to divert someone’s attention

    paul sought diversion to stop worrying about his problems

    Submitted by albertosanchezmd on April 10, 2022  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diversionnoun

    turning aside

  2. diversionnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diversionnoun

    turning aside, amusement, sport, recreation, relaxation

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How to use diversion in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. United States:

    At some point, he could turn the focus to foreign policy, as a diversion, sometimes you might have people who like to create tension, be combative, go to war to divert attention.

  3. Gabriel Felbermayr:

    The strong dollar is one of the macroeconomic side effects of Trump's trade policy towards China. It leads to trade diversion.

  4. The DEA:

    We are trying to meet the legitimate medical need while balancing the amount of material manufactured because the excess material can ultimately lead to diversion.

  5. Timothy Bono:

    The beauty of a budding rosebud or a magnificent oak tree captures our attention and can provide peaceful diversion from our otherwise busy, stressful and fast-paced lives, if we're feeling down and unmotivated, a simple 10-minute walk outside may be just what we need to elevate our mood and catch a second wind for the work we have remaining in the day.

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

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