Synonyms of fun
1 amusementDictionary • You still have time to join in the fun.
amusement • It's unacceptable to keep animals confined for our amusement.
sport • I'd say football is my favourite sport.
treat • It's a real treat to see someone doing justice to the film.
pleasure • Watching TV is our only pleasure.
entertainment • I play the piano purely for my own entertainment.
recreation • Saturday afternoon is for recreation and outings.
enjoyment • She ate with great enjoyment.
distraction • every conceivable distraction from shows to bouncy castles
diversion • Finger-painting is an excellent diversion.
frolic • Their relationship is never short on fun and frolic.
merriment • He jokes and ad-libs, to the general merriment of the audience.
living it up
jollity • the singing and jollity of the celebration
beer and skittles (informal)
2 jokingDictionary • There was lots of fun going on last night.
play • Try to strike a balance between work and play.
sport • Had themselves a bit of sport first, didn't they?
horseplay • childish splashing and horseplay
buffoonery • music hall buffoonery
tomfoolery • Were you serious, or was that a bit of tomfoolery?
3 enjoymentDictionary • She had a great sense of fun.
pleasure • We exclaimed with pleasure when we saw them.
joy • Salter shouted with joy.
cheer • This news did not bring them much cheer.
mirth • That caused considerable mirth amongst the pupils.
gaiety • There was a bright, infectious gaiety in the children's laughter.
4 ridiculeDictionary • I thought he was a figure of fun.
ridicule • He was subjected to public ridicule.
contempt • I will treat that remark with the contempt it deserves.
scorn • They greeted the proposal with scorn.
mockery • Was there a glint of mockery in his eyes?
derision • He tried to calm them but was greeted with shouts of derision.
PHRASE:▷ for or in fun
IDIOM:▷ fun and games
PHRASAL VERB:▷ make fun of something or someone
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• It's unacceptable to keep animals confined for our amusement.
buffooneryBuffoonery is foolish behaviour that makes you laugh.
• music hall buffoonery
• This news did not bring them much cheer.
Thesaurus for fun from the Collins English Thesaurus
a source of enjoyment, amusement, diversion, etc