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Meaning of AMUSEMENT

Pronunciation:  u'myoozmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an activity that entertains
  2. [n]  a feeling of delight at being entertained
 

AMUSEMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: entertainment
 
 See Also: beguilement, delectation, delight, distraction, diversion, extravaganza, recreation, show

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*muse"ment\, n. [Cf. F. amusement.]
1. Deep thought; muse. [Obs.]

         Here I . . . fell into a strong and deep amusement,
         revolving in my mind, with great perplexity, the
         amazing change of our affairs.        --Fleetwood.

2. The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that
   which amuses; diversion.

         His favorite amusements were architecture and
         gardening.                            --Macaulay.

Syn: Diversion; entertainment; recreation; relaxation;
     pastime; sport.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: animal pleasure, beguilement, bodily pleasure, carnal delight, comfort, content, contentment, coziness, creature comforts, dissipation, distraction, diversion, divertissement, ease, endpleasure, enjoyment, entertainment, euphoria, forepleasure, frivolity, fruition, fun, game, glee, gleefulness, gratification, great satisfaction, gusto, hearty enjoyment, high glee, hilariousness, hilarity, intellectual pleasure, jocularity, jocundity, joie de vivre, joke, jolliness, jollity, joviality, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, keen pleasure, kicks, lark, laughter, levity, luxury, merriment, merriness, mirth, mirthfulness, pastime, physical pleasure, pleasure, quiet pleasure, recreation, relaxation, relish, satisfaction, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, sexual pleasure, sport, sweetness of life, titillation, voluptuousness, well-being, zest
 

 

 

 

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