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Synonyms for hobby
ˈhɒb ihob·by

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  1. hobby1

    pastime, avocation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hobby

    limp, falter

    bun, course, speed, leap

Princeton's WordNet

  1. avocation, by-line, hobby, pursuit, sideline, spare-time activitynoun

    an auxiliary activity

    sideline, out of bounds, pursual, hobbyhorse, following, pursuance, chase, by-line, avocation, pastime, credit line, rocking horse, interest, quest, spare-time activity, pursuit

  2. hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horsenoun

    a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride

    rocking horse, sideline, avocation, spare-time activity, hobbyhorse, by-line, pursuit

  3. hobby, Falco subbuteonoun

    small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small birds

    rocking horse, sideline, avocation, spare-time activity, hobbyhorse, by-line, pursuit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hobbynoun


  2. hobbynoun

    favorite object, favorite pursuit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hobby":

    pastime, hobbies, passion, leisure, quirk, recreation, amateur

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How to use hobby in a sentence?

  1. Ginny McQueen:

    While I have received many opportunities over the years because of cosplay, it is still first and foremost a hobby for me.

  2. Duncan Jones:

    My dad was obviously prolific in music, but he also acted and I think I had the most fun when we were on film sets... I think I got the( directing) bug back then, because the musical gene did not express itself in the way one might have hoped, my main hobby with my dad was shooting little one-stop animations and I just always carried that interest in film.

  3. Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon:

    Michael Gargiulo hobby was plotting the perfect opportunity to attack women with a knife in and around their homes.

  4. Gregory Lipper:

    Unless the court's four justices in the dissent in Hobby Lobby dramatically change their minds, the likely worst outcome for the government would be a 4-4 split.

  5. Kurt Russell:

    I'm in the business. It's not a hobby, it's something I'm very serious about and I love the results of what's happened with this wine.

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