amusement

[ɐmjˈuːsmənt], [ɐmjˈuːsmənt], [ɐ_m_j_ˈuː_s_m_ə_n_t]

Antonyms for amusement:

donkeywork, drudgery, drudge, listlessness, grind, travail, work, tedium, blah, fatigue, moil, lassitude, toil, doldrums, restlessness, sweat, labor, boredom, slavery, ennui, weariness.


Definitions of amusement:

  1.   an activity that entertains – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2.   That which entertains. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   AMUSINGLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   That which diverts; that which entertains pleasantly. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   a diversion that holds the attention – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7.   a feeling of delight at being entertained – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   That which amuses: pastime. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   That which amuses; entertainment. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10.   That which amuses; state of being amused or agreeably entertained. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   Diversion; recreation; an entertainment. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12.   Deep thought; muse. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for amusement:

  1. Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement – George Bancroft
  2. Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. – Max Beckmann
  3. I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement – Brian Eno
  4. We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement – Gilbert Hernandez
  5. Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement they offer not drama but thrills. – David Mamet
  6. Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park. – Edmund S. Muskie
  7. I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. – Dolly Parton
  8. I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world. – Otis Rush
  9. Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo -Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject. – Dorothy L. Sayers
  10. A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat. – Logan P. Smith
  11. My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone? – Bruce Sterling
  12. One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics. – Lewis Tappan

Usage examples for amusement:

  1. Pamela noticed the change with amusement – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  2. “ " Amusement said Trix slowly. ” – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  3. One must be very hard driven for amusement – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  4. “ I smiled, but more in sadness than amusement – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. She felt that she had not had enough amusement – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  6. It was not for amusement however, that he was there, but for something far more important. ” – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  7. His blue eyes were shining with a sort of earnest amusement – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  8. After hours of self- amusement he would lie down as if life were useless, and wait until something or somebody came along to amuse him. ” – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  9. “ Winnington's voice shewed amusement – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. He answered, as he felt, that it was a matter of no consequence to him- that he had done exactly what he had determined; that in the course of the whole time he had been losing this money he had had a great deal of amusement in society, had seen a vast deal of human nature and manners, which he could not otherwise have seen, and that he thought his money exceedingly well employed. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  11. Hope Wayne's look of anxious surprise melted into an expression of intense amusement – Trumps by George William Curtis
  12. She waved her hand and ran off, leaving Walden in a mood between perplexity and amusement – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  13. My mouth twitched in the first amusement I had felt since we entered this uncanny place. ” – The Door Through Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  14. She should not go alone with other young men to places of amusement or entertainment. ” – The Etiquette of To-day by Edith B. Ordway
  15. You will believe that to him we never appear to regard anything he does as anything more than a schoolboy's amusement – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  16. Without the lesson the amusement will not be there. ” – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  17. “ To her great amusement he thanked her by saying: " You are good. ” – Ten Boys from History by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  18. Of course, I didn't go for amusement – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  19. “ " Even if she did, Maraquito's salon would hardly be the place she would choose for her amusement – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

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