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Synonyms for pastime
ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastime, interest, pursuit(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. pastime(noun)

    Synonyms:
    diversion, hobby, sport, amusement

  2. pastime(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pastime(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pastime(n)

    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

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#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. Hunter S. Thompson:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Forget and forgive the pastime. Each one of us should unite in the name of humanity, love, harmony, and peace. The boundary walls execute not the problems and damage. However, if one cannot open that, one may open the lack of heart, mind, and eyes, which constitutes only the hatred and enmity, for nothing. India and Pakistan should feel and remove such evil elements from their agencies that hinder to peace and welfare of both sides people. No one will help if one cannot decide and encourage peace and love. Each one of us should realize the speed of the world; it is time to feed, educate and save the people, not to kill them for hatred or evil purposes.

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