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Synonyms for recreation
ˌrɛk riˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversion, recreation(noun)

    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, recreation(noun)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recreation(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recreation(n)

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

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How to use recreation in a sentence?

  1. Bob Hope:

    If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.

  2. Anthony Barajas:

    We're a necessary service, people need this for medical purposes and recreation. The public still needs access to lab-tested medicine.

  3. Bob Hope:

    If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play at it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.

  4. Shakeel Shabbir Ahmed:

    There has not been a real integration (in Kisumu) ... like in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, in Kisumu the integration is only when it's in the shop or at the business ... but when they go out of that particular environment there is very little integration either by way of recreation or other facilities.

  5. Jono Miller:

    The department continually looks for opportunities to expand visitor services and recreation as well as make our parks and lands more self-sustaining.


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