diverting


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Synonyms for diverting

providing pleasure or entertainment

Synonyms for diverting

providing enjoyment

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During this ceremony the greatest merriment prevailed nearly every announcement on the part of the islanders being followed by a fresh sally of gaiety, which induced me to believe that some of them at least were innocently diverting the company at our expense, by bestowing upon themselves a string of absurd titles, of the humour of which we were of course entirely ignorant.
Should this enveloping force be interrupted in any direction a delicate instrument immediately apprehends the irregularity, at the same time imparting an impulse to a magnetic device which in turn actuates the steering mechanism, diverting the bow of the flier away from the obstacle until the craft's radio-activity sphere is no longer in contact with the obstruction, then she falls once more into her normal course.
The adventures of his rogue of a hero, who began life as the servant and accomplice of a blind beggar, and then adventured on through a most diverting career of knavery, brought back the atmosphere of Don Quixote, and all the landscape of that dear wonder- world of Spain, where I had lived so much, and I followed him with all the old delight.
Somerfield, who was sitting on her other side, insisted at last upon diverting her attention.
She faced her position with admirable courage, seeing her friends, keeping herself occupied in her leisure hours with reading and drawing, leaving no means untried of diverting her mind from the melancholy remembrance of the past.
It was amusing to note the expression on the face of King Dox as he looked the boy over, from his sailor hat to his stubby shoes, and it was equally diverting to watch Button-Bright stare at the King in return.
Ariel succeeded in diverting his mind from the subject which had been in full possession of it the moment before she spoke
Cunegonda answers, 'You run no risk: I have my plan for diverting discovery from myself, and my plan for diverting discovery from you.
But whether Swift at the time vexed the world with Gulliver or not, ever since he has succeeded in diverting it.
Put by the piece, put by the piece;" he continued, diverting the other's aim, with the finger of a giant, and with the air of one it might be dangerous to deny.
But the accident that followed, though it be a trifle, will be very diverting in its place.
Patricia said: "She texted me to say that the plane was diverting to Liverpool and had taken a nosedive and was tilting from side to side.
We were down to around 8,300 pounds and really needed to consider diverting.
ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2011 (Balochistan Times): In a series of shocks Americans are giving to Pakistan for Raymond Davis, head of USAID has given another unpleasant surprise by diverting his scheduled visit here to India well-placed sources told on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2011 (Frontier Star): In a series of shocks Americans are giving to Pakistan for Raymond Davis, head of USAID has given another unpleasant surprise by diverting his scheduled visit here to India well-placed sources told on Sunday.