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Synonyms of fun in English:


  • 1 I joined in with the fun
    [Antonyms] boredom
  • 2 he plays the role with an infectious sense of fun
    vivacity, liveliness, exuberance, ebullience, buoyancy, perkiness, zest, sunniness, brightness, enthusiasm, vibrancy, vividness, vitality, energy, vigour, vim
    dated sport
    [Antonyms] misery
  • 3 he became a figure of fun in the music press
    [Antonyms] respect
  • Phrases

    fun and games
    cavorting, clowning about/around, fooling around, horseplay, play, playfulness, tomfoolery, buffoonery, mischief;
    revels, frolics, revelry, larks, antics, high jinks
    informal skylarking
    in fun
    the teasing was all in fun
    [Antonyms] in earnest, serious
    playful, in jest, joking, jokey, as a joke, tongue in cheek, light-hearted, high-spirited, unserious, facetious, flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, for a laugh;
    archaic frolicsome, sportive
    rare jocose
    make fun of
    he was making fun of her See make


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  • 1 a fun evening out
    enjoyable, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable, interesting
    [Antonyms] boring
  • 2 a smart, fun girl
    entertaining, lively, amusing, fun-loving, witty, convivial, clubbable
    [Antonyms] serious
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