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Synonyms for recreationˌrɛk 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

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#731fun
#961holiday
#1291sport
#2587recreation
#3291leisure
#4131hobbies
#4192pleasure
#6590recreational
#7152hobby
#9091deviation
#9338delight
#9757relaxation
#11912enjoyment
#12217amusement
#12252cheer
#12420revival
#15612diversion
#19598recess
#30053deflection
#34174playtime
#36065pastime
#36210refreshment
#49820recreating
#54297frolic
#72806merriment
#77438loisirs
#78536digression
#107478reanimation
#199239loisir

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