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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun amusement:
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Definition of the noun amusement
What does amusement mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: amusements
- a feeling of delight at being entertained
- an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonym of amusement: entertainment
- more generic words: diversion / recreation = an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
- more specific terms:
- beguilement / distraction = an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
- edutainment = entertainment that is intended to be educational
- extravaganza = any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
- militainment = entertainment with military themes in which the Department of Defense is celebrated
- night life / nightlife = the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
- show = the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Alternative definition of the noun amusement
- [uncountable] Entertainment
- [countable] An activity that is entertaining or amusing, such as dancing, gunning, and fishing.
Specialised definition of the noun amusement
Glossary of sports
a feeling of pleasure caused by something that is funny or enjoyable. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
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The Emotions (1992)
by O. H. Green
Although surprise is only sometimes heldtobean emotion, theview that amusement is an emotionisvery common.
by Noël Carroll
amusement is an emotional state, understood in terms of incongruity. On the other hand,
by David Sander, Klaus Scherer
CHRISTINE TAPPOLET amusement Amusement is the state of experiencing funny and often entertaining events or...
amusement is a state we enjoy ...
The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate
“Any amusement is a sinful waste of time that does not prepare us for a better discharge of duty," as Catharine Beecher characterized the philosophy of the time.“ For the Beecher family this stern way of life was exacerbated by the genteel ...
In Other Shoes (2015)
Music, Metaphor, Empathy, Existence by Kendall L. Walton
Amusement is an intentional experience, an experience of something. It is not a mere twinge or tickle in the stomach that one feels as a result of hearing a good joke. The kind of understanding Anthony is unable to achieve involves an ...
by James Belich
'amusement is the sole duty of the farmer'; 'the poorest families will set down to a roast pig, wild ducks, and salmon, every day';. 90 There was a kernel of truth in the popular myths of abundance, but it was temporary. On the settler frontier, ...
Ethics at the Cinema (2010)
by Ward E. Jones, Samantha Vice
Amusement is an intentional state, both dependent upon and intertwined with an agent's beliefs or imaginings; it is always a response to and about ...
by Stephen Sennott
AMUSEMENT PARK 51 Pehnt, Wolfgang, Expressionist Architecture, London: Thames and Hudson and New York: Praeger, 1973. Trans J. Underwood and Edith Kuestner. Originally in German, Die Architektur des Expressionismus, Stuttgart: ...
Encyclopedia of Emotion (2010)
by Gretchen Reevy, Yvette Malamud Ozer, Yuri Ito
AMYGDALA 59 Amusement as an experience has most often been studied in the broader context of humor. The study of humor involves investigating not only one's reaction to an event or situation (amusement) but also the stimulus that led to ...
An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States by Kim Kennedy White
Thus began the first enclosed amusement park. Following the success of the Sea Lion Park, Steeplechase Park opened in 1897. It was named after its star attraction, the Steeplechase Gravity Ride, which had carved wooden horses on its ...
Words and Phrases. Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Virginia and West Virginia Cases and in the Codes of Those States, Combined with a Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Cases and Principles of Law as Therein Applied by Fred P. Caldwell
An amusement company which, for value, has been granted the privilege of exhibiting wheels of a certain class on fair grounds does not forfeit its right to ...
Giving a World-wide View of the History and Progress of the Sunday School and the Development of Religious Education... by John Thomas McFarland, Benjamin Severance Winchester
It is customary to use the word "amusement" in a somewhat loose sense to signify any occupation which is pleasurable and which affords relief from the daily routine of life. Strictly speaking, a distinction should be made between amusement ...
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Scrabble value of A1M3U1S1E1M3E1N1T1
The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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