amusement
noun
1 feeling of wanting to laugh
ADJECTIVE
great, much (esp. BrE)
faint, mild
quiet
ironic, wry
genuine, obvious, real
personal

He kept the diaries for his own personal amusement.

… OF AMUSEMENT
glimmer
hint, note, trace

There was a note of amusement in her voice.

VERB + AMUSEMENT
afford sb (formal), cause (esp. BrE), provide

I am happy to have afforded you some amusement.

derive, find, get

He seemed to be deriving amusement from her discomfort.

show
conceal, hide
AMUSEMENT + VERB
show

A glimmer of amusement showed in her eyes.

PREPOSITION
for (sb's) amusement

What do you do for amusement around here?

The play was written for the amusement of the other students.

in amusement

Her wide mouth twitched in amusement.

to sb's amusement

Much to their amusement, I couldn't get the door open.

with amusement

She chuckled with amusement.

PHRASES
a source of amusement

His son was a constant source of amusement to him.

2 sth that makes time pass pleasantly
ADJECTIVE
popular

She disapproved of popular amusements such as fairs.

AMUSEMENT + NOUN
arcade (BrE), park

an amusement-park ride

machine (BrE)

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  • Amusement — is the state of experiencing humorous and usually entertaining events or situations, and is associated with enjoyment, happiness, laughter and pleasure. Amusement may also be experienced through the recollection of events which have given rise to …   Wikipedia

  • amusement — AMUSEMENT. s. m. Ce qui amuse, ou qui sert à amuser. Doux amusement. Amusement innocent. Son luth fait son amusement. C est son amusement. Agréable amusement.Amusement, signifie aussi Tromperie, promesses trompeuses. Tout ce que vous me dites là …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • amusement — Amusement. s. m. v. Ce qui amuse, ou qui sert à amuser. Vain amusement. sot amusement. son chien luy sert d amusement. c est mon amusement. agreable amusement …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • amusement — (n.) c.1600, diversion of attention, especially in military actions, from Fr. amusement, noun of action from amuser (see AMUSE (Cf. amuse)). And because all bold and irreverent Speeches touching matters of high nature, and all malicious and false …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amusement — A*muse ment, n. [Cf. F. amusement.] 1. Deep thought; muse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Here I . . . fell into a strong and deep amusement, revolving in my mind, with great perplexity, the amazing change of our affairs. Fleetwood. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amüsement — Amüsement,das:⇨Belustigung(1) Amüsement→Kurzweil …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • amusement — [n1] entertaining, making someone laugh action, ball*, beguilement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, field day*, fun, fun and games*, gladdening, gratification, grins*, high time*, hilarity, hoopla*, laughs*, laughter,… …   New thesaurus

  • amusement — index enjoyment (pleasure), treat Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • amusement — diversion, entertainment, recreation (see under AMUSE vb) Analogous words: engrossment, absorption (see corresponding verbs at MONOPOLIZE): play, sport, *fun, jest: disporting, frolicking, rollicking, romping (see PLAY vb): jollity, *mirth… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • amusement — Amusement, neut. acut. Animi occupatio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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