1 merriment, merrymaking, gaiety, glee, jollity, mirth, cheer, high spirits, delight, frolic, festivity, high jinks; amusement, diversion, sport, enjoyment, recreation, entertainment, pastime, joy, pleasure, Colloq (making) whoopee:
Your party was great fun. We always have fun when we're together. Want to have some fun?
2 tomfoolery, horseplay, joking, playfulness, clowning, pranks, sport, jesting, jocularity, nonsense, fooling around or about, Colloq skylarking:
This is no time for fun - we have to catch a train.
3 in or for fun. jokingly, teasingly, in jest, facetiously, with tongue in cheek, playfully, as a lark, for a joke or gag; not seriously:
In fun, we told him that he had missed the last ferry.
4 Like fun! Under no circumstances!, No way!, Colloq Like hell!, US No way, Jose!:
Like fun will I go swimming in the nude!
5 make fun of. poke fun at, tease, deride, (hold up to) ridicule, scoff at, lampoon, parody, satirize, make sport or game of, taunt, gibe, rag, Colloq kid, rib, Brit send up:
Kevin is always making fun of people by imitating them.
enormous, excellent, good, great, terrific, tremendous, wonderful | harmless, innocent
The boys' game started as harmless fun but ended in tragedy.
VERB + FUN
We had a lot of fun at Mick's party.
We won't let a bit of rain spoil our fun.
FUN + NOUN
She organized an annual fun day for local children.
I write for fun, not because I expect to make money.
| in ~
She only said that in fun?please don't take it seriously!
be no fun
It's no fun getting up at 4 a.m. on a cold, rainy morning.
| a bit of fun
I was only having a bit of fun.
| just for fun, just for the fun of it
They took up motor racing just for the fun of it, rather than to win anything.
| a sense of fun
You have to have a sense of fun to be a good teacher.
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