HyperDic: fun

English > 4 senses of the word fun:
NOUNactfun, merriment, playfulnessactivities that are enjoyable or amusing
communicationfun, play, sportverbal / verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
actfunviolent and excited activity
attributefun, playfulnessa disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
fun > pronunciation
Soundsfah'n
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > fun: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningActivities that are enjoyable or amusing.
Examples
  • "I do it for the fun of it"
  • "he is fun to have around"
Synonymsmerriment, playfulness
Broaderdiversion, recreationAn activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates / stimulates
Spanishalegría, diversión, divertimento, holgorio, jolgorio
Catalanbauxa, diversió
Adjectivesfunnyarousing or provoking laughter
English > fun: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningverbal / verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
Example"he became a figure of fun"
Synonymsplay, sport
Narrowerdrollery, clowning, comedy, funninessA comic incident or series of incidents
jocosity, jocularityfun characterized by humor
pun, punning, wordplay, paronomasiaA humorous play on words
waggery, waggishnesswaggish behavior
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishcachondeo, coña, guasa
Catalanbefa, broma, conya
English > fun: 4 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningviolent and excited activity.
Examples
  • "she asked for money and then the fun began"
  • "they began to fight like fun"
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishdiversión
Catalandiversió
English > fun: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement.
Example "he was fun to be with"
Synonymplayfulness
AttributesplayfulFull of fun and high spirits
unplayful, serious, soberCompletely lacking in playfulness / playfulness
Narrowerfacetiousnessplayful humor
friskiness, frolicsomeness, sportivenesslively high-spirited playfulness
humor, humour, sense of humor, sense of humourThe trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
impertinence, perkiness, pertness, sauciness, archnessinappropriate playfulness
impishness, mischievousness, puckishness, whimsicalityThe trait of behaving like an imp
Broaderfrivolity, frivolousnessThe trait of being frivolous
Spanishcarácter juguetón

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