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Synonyms for amusement

Synonyms for amusement

the condition of being amused

something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain

Synonyms for amusement

a feeling of delight at being entertained

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an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

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I thought that doctrine admitted some doubt, but merely replied--'If they were, we have no right to torment them for our amusement.'
'I think,' said she, 'a child's amusement is scarcely to be weighed against the welfare of a soulless brute.'
If dancing formed the amusement of the night, they were partners for half the time; and when obliged to separate for a couple of dances, were careful to stand together and scarcely spoke a word to any body else.
"No, no!" cried Mazarin, fearing that should his prisoner ever leave his prison he would be the more exasperated against him if he thus retrenched his amusement. He then asked with whom he played.
Here was an entirely new amusement, in the most attractive sense of the words!
After bruising myself severely, much to the amusement of the Martians, I again had recourse to creeping, but this did not suit them and I was roughly jerked to my feet by a towering fellow who had laughed most heartily at my misfortunes.
Caswall, who had never before seen any of these things, except those which he had collected himself, found a constant amusement and interest in them.
He was invited to survey and lay out Skeeterville, a town which the children were getting up in a huckleberry pasture; and he found much amusement in planning little roads, staking off house-lots, attending to the water-works, and consulting with the "selectmen" about the best sites for public buildings; for Mac was a boy still, in spite of his fifteen years and his love of books.
To those who were in the secret of Don Quixote's humour all this afforded great amusement; but to those who knew nothing about it, it seemed the greatest nonsense in the world, in particular to the four servants of Don Luis, as well as to Don Luis himself, and to three other travellers who had by chance come to the inn, and had the appearance of officers of the Holy Brotherhood, as indeed they were; but the one who above all was at his wits' end, was the barber basin, there before his very eyes, had been turned into Mambrino's helmet, and whose pack-saddle he had no doubt whatever was about to become a rich caparison for a horse.
The simple talk of the barber did not afford less amusement than the absurdities of Don Quixote, who now observed:
The company recently acquired the assets of four class B routes including Georgia Atlanta Amusements, LLC; Amusements Stop, LLC; Amusements Pro, LLC and Liberty Vending Co., LLC.
An amusements arcade will move into the former Apollo Music store in Paisley.
"They remember the big things like Zip World, Surf Snowdonia, etc but the amusements are important in the way it stops their holiday down time being boring, tourist actually visit amusements several times during their stay, sometimes several times a day.
A third claim was based on a provision of the Illinois Constitution requiring uniform taxes within a specific category, such as amusements, and that the streaming tax is not uniform when compared to other music, movie, and television amusements.