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1. recreation

noun. ['ˌrɛkriːˈeɪʃən'] an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates.

Synonyms

  • sport
  • eurythmics
  • celebration
  • activity
  • night life
  • escapade
  • entertainment
  • escapism
  • romp
  • festivity
  • prank
  • jocularity
  • child's play
  • caper
  • frolic
  • lark
  • playfulness
  • dance
  • amusement
  • diversion
  • eurhythmics
  • dancing
  • trick
  • play
  • merriment
  • pastime
  • terpsichore
  • nightlife
  • pursuit
  • gaming
  • interest
  • joke
  • saltation
  • fun
  • escape
  • athletics
  • eurythmy
  • gambling
  • jest
  • bathing
  • game
  • antic
  • eurhythmy
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink
  • source

Etymology

  • récréation (French)
  • recreatio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Recreation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce recreation?

Pronounce recreation as ˌrɛkriˈeɪʃən.

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Sentences with recreation


1. Noun, singular or mass
He values taking the time to build a home properly over relaxation and recreation.

Quotes about recreation


1. I know that many of you do wear such a cross of Christ, not in any ostentatious way, not in a way that might harm you at your work or recreation, but a simple indication that you value the role of Jesus Christ in the history of the world, that you are trying to live by Christ's standards in your own daily life.
- Keith O'Brien

2. Both conservatives and liberals watch 'Parks and Recreation,' and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. 'SNL' was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you're talking about.
- Amy Poehler

2. recreation

noun. ['ˌrɛkriːˈeɪʃən'] activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation.

Synonyms

  • refreshment

Antonyms

  • discontinuance
  • assembly

Etymology

  • récréation (French)
  • recreatio (Latin)
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