Enjoyment vs Fun - What's the difference?

enjoyment | fun |


As nouns the difference between enjoyment and fun

is that enjoyment is (uncountable) the condition of enjoying anything while fun is amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.

As a adjective fun is

(informal) enjoyable, amusing.

As a verb fun is

(colloquial) to tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.

enjoyment

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
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  • (uncountable) An enjoyable state of mind.
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  • (countable) An activity that gives pleasure.
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  • (legal) The exercise of a legal right.
  • fun

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (informal) enjoyable, amusing
  • We had a fun time at the party.
    He is such a fun person to be with.
  • (informal) whimsical, flamboyant
  • This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.

    Usage notes

    * Note that the use of fun as an adjective is often considered unacceptable in formal contexts. For more on the slang comparative and superlative, the use of which is disputed, see this discussion

    Derived terms

    * funny

    Noun

    (-)
  • amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
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  • Grafting your boss's face onto the hind end of a donkey is fun, but serious fun is when you create the impossible and it looks real.
  • playful, often noisy, activity.
  • Synonyms

    * amusement, diversion, enjoyment, a laugh, pleasure * boisterousness, horseplay, rough and tumble

    Derived terms

    * for the fun of it * fun and games * fun bags * funfair * funfest * fun-loving * fun-maker * funny * fun run, fun runner, fun running * funster * good fun * great fun * have fun * have fun with * in fun * like fun * make fun of * poke fun at

    Verb

  • (colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.
  • Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning you.

    Anagrams

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