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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