Synonyms and Antonyms of diversion
1 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment <a scavenger hunt was organized as a diversion for the guests at the party> Synonyms delight, distraction, fun, divertissement, entertainment, pleasure, recreationRelated Words escape, pastime, time killer; binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, revel, rollick, romp, spree; frolicking, rollicking; carousing, conviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), hilarity, jollification, jollity, merrymaking, reveling (or revelling), revelry, whoopee; picnic; laugh, riot, scream; activity, gameNear Antonyms killjoy, party pooperAntonyms bore, bummer, downer, drag
2 the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public <movies and television became two of the most popular and influential diversions of the 20th century> Synonyms amusement, entertainment, recreationRelated Words nightlife, show business; delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, mirth; gratification, relaxation, relief, satisfaction; exhibition, performance, presentation, presentment, production, show, spectacle; escapism
3 a turning away from a course or standard <carefully weighed testimony that did not contain the slightest diversion from the truth> Synonyms deflection, departure, detour, deviation, divagation, divergency, divergenceRelated Words regression, retrogression, reversionNear Antonyms adherence
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