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fun

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fun

  1. to make jokes <just a couple of old friends funning with each other> Synonyms banter, chaff, fool, joke, gag, jape, jest, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk (or yuck) [slang]Related Words gibe (or jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain





fun

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fun

  1. 1 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment <theme parks with their rides, shows, and games are great fun for the whole family> Synonyms delight, distraction, diversion, divertissement, entertainment, pleasure, recreation Related 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, game Near Antonyms killjoy, party pooper Antonyms bore, bummer, downer, drag

  2. 2 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously <when I said that playing the piano like that could get you arrested, I only said it in fun> Synonyms game, jest, play, sport Related Words facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, silliness Near Antonyms earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity Antonyms earnest

  3. 3 activity engaged in to amuse oneself <came outside to where we were playing touch football and joined the fun> Synonyms dalliance, frolic, frolicking, play, fun and games, recreation, relaxation, rollicking, sportRelated Words gamboling (or gambolling), romping; amusement, diversion, entertainment; hobby, hobbyhorse, pastime; delight, enjoyment, pleasance, pleasure; friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness, wantonness; devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hanky-panky, hob, impishness, jinks, knavery, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguishness, waggery; binge, fling, kick, lark, revel, rollick, spree; hilarity, merriment, merrymaking, revelry, whoopee; buffoonery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, tomfooleryNear Antonyms drudgery, labor, work; duty, obligation, responsibility

  4. 4 a state of noisy, confused activity <the fun really began when the deer broke out of its pen and started wandering down the street> Synonyms ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, commotion, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooRelated Words cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness




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