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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
fun (noun)
1.
what provides amusement or enjoyment , specifically playful often boisterous action or speech - full of fun
2.
a mood for finding or making amusement - all in fun
3.
a) - amusement enjoyment sickness takes all the fun out of life
b) derisive jest - sport ridicule a figure of fun
4.
violent or excited activity or argument
fun (verb)
intransitive verb
to indulge in banter or play - joke
fun (adjective)
1.
providing entertainment, amusement, or enjoyment - a fun party a fun person to be with
2.
full of fun - pleasant have a fun time
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
fun (adjective)
providing amusement or enjoyment
SYNONIMS:
amusing, delightful, diverting, enjoyable, entertaining, pleasurable
RELATED WORDS:
agreeable, beguiling, nice, pleasant, satisfying, welcome; recreational; antic, comic, comical, droll, farcical, funny, hilarious, humorous, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous, riotous, risible, sidesplitting, uproarious; blithesome, gay, gleeful, happy, jocose, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful, sunny; exciting, stimulating, thrilling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, uncongenial, unlovely, unpleasant, unpleasing, unwelcome
boring, drab, dreary, dull, flat, heavy, humdrum, jading, leaden, monotonous, pedestrian, pleasureless, ponderous, stodgy, stuffy, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
fun (noun)
1.
someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment
SYNONIMS:
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 ( gayety), hilarity, jollification, jollity, merrymaking, reveling ( revelling), revelry, whoopee; picnic; laugh, riot, scream; activity, game
NEAR ANTONYMS:
killjoy, party pooper
bore, bummer, downer, drag
fun (noun)
2.
an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously
SYNONIMS:
game, jest, play, sport
RELATED WORDS:
facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, silliness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnity
earnest
fun (noun)
3.
activity engaged in to amuse oneself
SYNONIMS:
dalliance, frolic, frolicking, fun, fun and games, recreation, relaxation, rollicking, sport
RELATED WORDS:
gamboling ( gambolling), romping; amusement, diversion, entertainment; hobby, hobbyhorse, pastime; delight, enjoyment, pleasance, pleasure; friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness, wantonness; devilment, devilry ( 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 ( hijinks), horseplay, tomfoolery
NEAR ANTONYMS:
drudgery, labor, work; duty, obligation, responsibility
fun (noun)
4.
a state of noisy, confused activity
SYNONIMS:
ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, bluster, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter, coil, corroboree, disturbance, do, foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha ( hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry ( hurry-skurry), kerfuffle, moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore, squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zoo
RELATED 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 ( mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity ( tranquility); order, orderliness
fun (verb)
to make jokes
SYNONIMS:
banter, chaff, fool, fun, gag, jape, jest, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk ( yuck)
RELATED WORDS:
gibe ( jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain
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