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Synonyms of fun in English:


  • 1 I joined in with the fun did you have fun?
    a good time, a great time
    informal rest and recreation, R and R, a ball
    [Antonyms] boredom
  • 2 she's full of fun
    merriment, cheerfulness, cheeriness, jollity, joviality, jocularity, high spirits, gaiety, mirth, laughter, hilarity, glee, gladness, lightheartedness, levity
    [Antonyms] misery
  • 3 he became a figure of fun
    ridicule, derision, mockery, laughter, scorn, contempt, jeering, sneering, jibing, teasing, taunting
    [Antonyms] respect
  • adjective

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  • 1 informal a fun evening
    enjoyable, entertaining, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable, interesting
  • Usage


    The use of fun as an adjective meaning ‘enjoyable,’ as in we had a fun evening, is now established in informal use, although not accepted in standard English. The comparative and superlative forms funner and funnest, formed as if fun were a standard adjective, should only be used in very informal contexts, typically speech


    in fun
    the teasing was all in fun
    playful, in jest, as a joke, tongue in cheek, lighthearted, for a laugh
    make fun of
    the kids who made fun of Marty were total jerks
    tease, poke fun at, ridicule, mock, laugh at, taunt, jeer at, scoff at, deride;
    informal rib, kid, have on, pull someone's leg, send up, rag on, razz
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