What is fun?

  • (noun): A disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement.
    Example: "He was fun to be with"
    Synonyms: playfulness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Fun

Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure and, according to Johan Huizinga, "an absolutely primary category of life, familiar to everybody at a glance right down to the animal level." Fun may be encountered in many human activities during work, social functions, recreation and play, and even seemingly mundane activities of daily living. Fun may often have little to no logical basis, and opinions on whether or not an activity is fun may differ. The distinction between enjoyment and fun is difficult to articulate but real, fun being a more spontaneous, playful, or active event. The perception of time is shortened when one is "having fun".

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Some articles on fun:

Fun Radio (France) - See Also
... Fun Radio Belgium, about the Belgian radio station ... Fun Radio Slovakia, about the Slovak station ... Fun Radio EspaƱa, the Spanish version, after the take-over of Loca FM ...
Fun-Plex
... Fun-Plex is an amusement park located at 7003 Q Street in the Ralston neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska ... Fun-Plex is established in 1987 ...
Boomerang (Worlds Of Fun)
... Boomerang is a shuttle roller coaster at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri ... or "clone" ride, meaning it is not unique to Worlds of Fun and is manufactured by Vekoma for many other parks ... Since Worlds of Fun has no Australia/Oceania section, the Boomerang was fitted into the Africa section ...
Fun Fun Fun Fest
... Fun Fun Fun Fest (often abbreviated as "FFF" or "F3F") is an annual music and comedy festival held in Austin, Texas ... Fun Fun Fun Fest is also known for its dedication to the unique Austin culture, featuring progressive street food from some of Austin's favorite eateries, an annual API poster show featuring work ... In 2011, Fun Fun Fun Fest was moved to Auditorium Shores - a much larger downtown park, a change from previous years in which the event was held at Waterloo Park ...

More definitions of "fun":

  • (noun): Violent and excited activity.
    Example: "She asked for money and then the fun began"; "they began to fight like fun"
  • (adj): Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining.
    Example: "A fun thing to do"
    Synonyms: amusing, amusive, diverting
  • (noun): Activities that are enjoyable or amusing.
    Example: "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"
    Synonyms: merriment, playfulness
  • (noun): Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
    Example: "He became a figure of fun"
    Synonyms: play, sport

Famous quotes containing the word fun:

    That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)

    There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    There is nothing like the fun of having brothers,
    if there is no rivalry.
    There is nothing like the fun of summer rains,
    if there is no mud.
    There is nothing like the fun of gambling,
    if there is no loss.
    Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.