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-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 ...
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 from ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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"
  • (noun): Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously).
    Example: "He became a figure of fun"
    Synonyms: play, sport
  • (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
  • (adj): Providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining.
    Example: "A fun thing to do"
    Synonyms: amusing, amusive, diverting

Famous quotes containing the word fun:

    Hell is a city much like London—
    A populous and a smoky city;
    There are all sorts of people undone,
    And there is little or no fun done;
    Small justice shown, and still less pity.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    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)

    Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)