Fun vs Excitement - What's the difference?

fun | excitement |


As a verb fun

is give.

As a preposition fun

is for, on behalf of.

As a noun excitement is

(uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).

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
  • * 2000 , Robert Stanley, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adobe Photoshop 6 , Alpha Books, page 377
  • 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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    excitement

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) the state of being excited (emotionally aroused).
  • * E.A. Poe, '' The unparalelled adventure of one Hans Pfaal':
  • By late accounts from Rotterdam, that city seems to be in a high state of philosophical excitement .
  • (countable) something that excites.