Synonyms of fun in English:

fun


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noun

1‘I joined in with the fun’

SYNONYMS
pleasure, entertainment, enjoyment, amusement, excitement, gratification
jollification, merrymaking
leisure, relaxation, relief, respite, rest, refreshment
recreation, diversion, distraction
good time, great time
informal R and R, rest and recreation, living it up, junketing, a ball, whoopee, beer and skittles
ANTONYMS

boredom

2‘he plays the role with an infectious sense of fun’

SYNONYMS
merriment, cheerfulness, cheeriness, cheer, joy, jollity, joviality, jocularity, high spirits, gaiety, mirth, mirthfulness, laughter, hilarity, glee, gladness, light-heartedness, levity
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’

SYNONYMS
ridicule, derision, mockery, laughter, scorn, scoffing, contempt
joking, jokes, jesting, jeering, sneering, jibing, teasing, taunting, ragging, lampooning
ANTONYMS

respect


adjective

1‘a fun evening out’

SYNONYMS
enjoyable, amusing, diverting, pleasurable, pleasing, agreeable, interesting
ANTONYMS

boring

2‘a smart, fun girl’

SYNONYMS
entertaining, lively, amusing, fun-loving, witty, convivial, clubbable
ANTONYMS

serious


Phrases

    fun and games


    SYNONYMS
    cavorting, clowning about, clowning 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’


    SYNONYMS
    playful, in jest, joking, jokey, as a joke, tongue in cheek, light-hearted, high-spirited, unserious, facetious, flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, for a laugh
    to tease, teasing, bantering, whimsical
    archaic frolicsome, sportive
    rare jocose
    ANTONYMS

    in earnest, serious

    make fun of

    ‘it is easy to make fun of politicians’


    SYNONYMS
    taunt, poke fun at, chaff, tease, make jokes about, ridicule, mock, laugh at, guy, mimic, parody, caricature, lampoon, satirize, rag, quiz, be sarcastic about, deride, scoff at, jeer at, jibe at
    informal take the mickey out of, send up, rib, josh, wind up, pull someone's leg, make a monkey of
    North American informal goof on, rag on, pull someone's chain, razz
    Australian, New Zealand informal poke mullock at, sling off at
    British informal, dated rot, twit
    dated make sport of
    archaic smoke, rally