Thesaurus

fun

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fun

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


fun

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fun


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 of fun delight, distraction, diversion, divertissement, entertainment, pleasure, recreation Words Related to fun 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 of fun killjoy, party pooper Antonyms of fun 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 of fun game, jest, play, sport Words Related to fun facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, silliness Near Antonyms of fun earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity Antonyms of fun earnest

  3. 3 activity engaged in to amuse oneself came outside to where we were playing touch football and joined the fun Synonyms of fun dalliance, frolic, frolicking, play, fun and games, recreation, relaxation, rollicking, sportWords Related to fun 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 of fun 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 of fun 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, zooWords Related to fun 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 of fun calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness

Synonym Discussion of fun

fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose.
    • played cards just for fun
jest implies lack of earnestness and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing.
    • hurt by remarks said only in jest
sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone.
    • teasing begun in sport led to anger
game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun.
    • made game of their poor relations
play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief.
    • pretended to strangle his brother in play


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