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Definition 1: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates - [noun denoting act]

Samples where diversion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
  • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
  • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

Synonyms for diversion in the sense of this definition

(diversion is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of diversion ) gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

"it was all done in play" "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"

(... is a kind of diversion ) activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules

"Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child"

(... is a kind of diversion ) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

"sailing is her favorite pastime" "his main pastime is gambling" "he counts reading among his interests" "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

(... is a kind of diversion ) the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)

"in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs"

(... is a kind of diversion ) activity characterized by good humor

(... is a kind of diversion ) an amusement or pastime

"they played word games" "he thought of his painting as a game that filled his empty time" "his life was all fun and games"

(... is a kind of diversion ) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

"his gambling cost him a fortune" "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

(... is a kind of diversion ) activities that are enjoyable or amusing

"I do it for the fun of it" "he is fun to have around"

(... is a kind of diversion ) the interpretation in harmonious bodily movements of the rhythm of musical compositions; used to teach musical understanding

(... is a kind of diversion ) an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy

"romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life" "his alcohol problem was a form of escapism"

(... is a kind of diversion ) any carefree episode

(... is a kind of diversion ) an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

(... is a kind of diversion ) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(... is a kind of diversion ) any joyous diversion

(... is a kind of diversion ) immersing the body in water or sunshine

(... is a kind of diversion ) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

(... is a kind of diversion ) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where diversion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a diversion from the main highway
  • a digression into irrelevant details
  • a deflection from his goal

Synonyms for diversion in the sense of this definition

(diversion is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

(... is a kind of diversion ) any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

Definition 3: an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for diversion in the sense of this definition

(diversion is a kind of ...) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

"the attack began at dawn"

(... is a kind of diversion ) an amphibious diversionary attack

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