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English noun: fun

1. fun (act) activities that are enjoyable or amusing

SamplesI do it for the fun of it.
He is fun to have around.

Synonymsmerriment, playfulness

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation

2. fun (communication) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

SamplesHe became a figure of fun.
He said it in sport.

Synonymsplay, sport

Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness

Narrower (hyponym)clowning, comedy, drollery, funniness, jocosity, jocularity, paronomasia, pun, punning, waggery, waggishness, wordplay

3. fun (act) violent and excited activity

SamplesShe asked for money and then the fun began.
They began to fight like fun.

Broader (hypernym)activity

Domain usagecolloquialism

4. fun (attribute) a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement

SamplesHer playfulness surprised me.
He was fun to be with.


Broader (hypernym)frivolity, frivolousness

Narrower (hyponym)archness, facetiousness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, humor, humour, impertinence, impishness, mischievousness, perkiness, pertness, puckishness, sauciness, sense of humor, sense of humour, sportiveness, whimsicality

Attributeplayful, serious, sober, unplayful

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