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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.


Synonymsplayfulness


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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