Synonyms for pastime
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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.
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pastime, interest, pursuitnoun
a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
"sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
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I was shocked, george had never even looked at art…he read Churchill’s little essay ‘Painting as a Pastime,’ and at the same time he got an app on his iPad where he could draw stick figures; when he was on the road he’d draw himself at a podium giving a speech, sending it to me, and somehow he started thinking about becoming a painter.
Reality is a prison, where one vegetates and always will. All the rest --thought, action --is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.
There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.
This is such a moment for us to celebrate as a community and, you know, it's a big deal, america is going to see three Latinas on the most important American pastime.
Japan is very competitive in softball and baseball. It really is the national pastime there and because of that and... how well it is being played around the world, that we have a great opportunity to get back on the program, the competition level is very high, we are covering the globe with players from all over.
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- passatempsCatalan, Valencian
- zábava, kratochvíleCzech
- viihdyke, ajanviete, huviFinnish
- spórt, caitheamh aimsireIrish
- ontspanning, hobby, tijdverdrijfDutch
- увеселение, времяпрепровождение, развлечение, забаваRussian
- förströelse, tidsfördrivSwedish
- hobi, meşgale, eğlenceTurkish
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