Synonyms of fun in English:

fun


See definition of fun

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 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

      ‘he was making fun of her’

      See make

      ‘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

      NZ Australian informal

      poke mullock at, sling off at

      British informal, dated

      rot, twit

      dated

      make sport of

      archaic

      smoke, rally