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Synonyms & Antonyms of recreation

(Entry 1 of 2)

1

activity engaged in to amuse oneself

  • decided to take a bike tour of the island for recreation and relaxation

Words Related to recreation

  • devilment,
  • devilry
  • (or deviltry),
  • hanky-panky,
  • hob,
  • impishness,
  • jinks,
  • knavery,
  • mischief,
  • mischievousness,
  • rascality,
  • roguishness,
  • waggery

Near Antonyms for recreation

2

someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment

  • bowling is great recreation on a rainy afternoon

Words Related to recreation

  • carousing,
  • conviviality,
  • festivity,
  • gaiety
  • (also gayety),
  • hilarity,
  • jollification,
  • jollity,
  • merrymaking,
  • reveling
  • (or revelling),
  • revelry,
  • whoopee

Near Antonyms for recreation

3

the act or activity of providing pleasure or amusement especially for the public

  • water parks have become a significant part of the recreation business

Words Related to recreation

4

an activity outside of one’s regular occupation that is engaged in primarily for pleasure

  • as with other men of his class and income, his principal recreations were polo and yachting

Words Related to recreation

Synonyms of re-creation
(Entry 2 of 2)

as in renovation, reconstruction

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for re-creation

  • reanimation,
  • rebirth,
  • regeneration,
  • rejuvenation,
  • rejuvenescence,
  • renewal,
  • resurgence,
  • resurrection,
  • resuscitation,
  • revitalization,
  • revival,
  • revivification

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