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Synonyms for recreation
ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃənrecre·ation

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recreation

    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, pastime, pleasure, sport

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recreation

    Synonyms:
    refreshment, cheer, reanimation, amusement, diversion, revival, holiday, sport, pastime, relaxation

    Antonyms:
    weariness, toil, lassitude, labor, fatigue, employment, assiduity, work

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"

    Synonyms:
    deflection, digression, divagation, deflexion, refreshment, diversion, deviation, diversionary attack

  2. refreshment, recreationnoun

    activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation

    "time for rest and refreshment by the pool"; "days of joyous recreation with his friends"

    Synonyms:
    refreshment, diversion

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recreationnoun

    Synonyms:
    amusement, diversion, entertainment, relaxation, sport, play, pastime

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recreationnoun

    Synonyms:
    pastime, amusement, relaxation, diversion, sport, fun, divertisement

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How to use recreation in a sentence?

  1. Mike Schur:

    I am extremely wary about ascribing success or failure to the show in any goal, people used to ask if I felt like' Parks and Recreation' had convinced people that government could be good or something.

  2. Maura Healey:

    By gutting key components of the Endangered Species Act, one of our country's most successful environmental laws, the Trump Administration is putting our most imperiled species and our vibrant local tourism and recreation industries at risk, we will be taking the Administration to court to defend federal law and protect our rare animals, plants, and the environment.

  3. John Wanamaker:

    People who cannot find time for recreation are sooner or later to find time for illness.

  4. Majid Ezzati:

    Cities provide a wealth of opportunities for better nutrition, more physical exercise and recreation, and overall improved health, these things are often harder to find in rural areas.

  5. David Cortman:

    This religious exclusion wrongfully sends a message that some children are less worthy of protection simply because they enjoy recreation on a playground owned by a church.


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