Entertainment vs Fun - What's the difference?

entertainment | fun |


As nouns the difference between entertainment and fun

is that entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

entertainment

Alternative forms

* entretainment (chiefly archaic)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
  • *
  • a show put on for the enjoyment or amusement of others
  • (obsolete) maintenance or support
  • *
  • Admission into service; service.
  • *
  • (obsolete) Payment of soldiers or servants; wages.
  • *
  • The entertainment of the general upon his first arrival was but six shillings and eight pence.

    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.

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