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Synonyms for pastime
ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-pas·time

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Wiktionary

  1. pastimenoun

    Synonyms:
    diversion, hobby, sport, amusement

  2. pastimeverb

    To sport; to amuse oneself.

    Synonyms:
    sport, amusement, diversion, hobby

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pastime

    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.

    Synonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, merriment, pleasure, recreation, sport

    Antonyms:
    ennui, fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pastime

    Synonyms:
    recreation, entertainment, amusement, diversion, play, sport

    Antonyms:
    business, study, labor, task, occupation, work

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    hobby, interest group, sideline, interestingness, pursual, following, pursuance, chase, sake, avocation, involvement, stake, by-line, interest, quest, spare-time activity, pursuit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pastimenoun

    Synonyms:
    amusement, entertainment, diversion, sport, play, recreation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pastimenoun

    Synonyms:
    amusement, sport, diversion, recreation, divertisement, entertainment, play, fun

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pastime":

    hobby, leisure

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Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#318following
#516play
#653interest
#707entertainment
#731fun
#1291sport
#2587recreation
#3291leisure
#4192pleasure
#4523involvement
#4737quest
#5752chase
#7152hobby
#8496sake
#9338delight
#9574pursuit
#9992stake
#11912enjoyment
#12217amusement
#12252cheer
#15612diversion
#32912sideline
#36065pastime
#48538pursuance
#54297frolic
#72806merriment
#135964avocation
#152959interestingness

How to use pastime in a sentence?

  1. Laura Bush:

    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.

  2. Ivette Rodriguez:

    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.

  3. Lee Moon:

    This appears to be remarkably poor judgement from Tesco, fox hunting is an illegal, archaic pastime that's abhorred by the majority of the population.

  4. Ron Radigonda:

    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.

  5. Cesare Pavese:

    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.


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