Synonyms and Antonyms of recreation
activity engaged in to amuse oneself
- We decided to take a bike tour of the island for recreation and relaxation.
gamboling (or gambolling), romping
amusement, diversion, entertainment
hobby, hobbyhorse, pastime
friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness, wantonness
knavery, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguishness, waggery
binge, fling, kick, lark, revel, rollick, spree
hilarity, merriment, merrymaking, revelry, whoopee
buffoonery, high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, tomfoolery
someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment
- Bowling is great recreation on a rainy afternoon.
escape, pastime, time killer
binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, revel, rollick, romp, spree
carousing, conviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), hilarity, jollification, jollity, merrymaking, reveling (or revelling), revelry, whoopee
laugh, riot, scream
the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public
- Water parks have become a significant part of the recreation business.
nightlife, show business
delectation, delight, enjoyment, joy, mirth
gratification, relaxation, relief, satisfaction
exhibition, performance, presentation, presentment, production, show, spectacle
an activity outside of one's regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure
- The couple's principal recreations were camping and hiking.