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Amusements

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Amusement

1. Deep thought; muse. Here i . . . Fell into a strong and deep amusement, revolving in my mind, with great perplexity, the amazing change of our affairs. (Fleetwood)

2. The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion. His favorite amusements were architecture and gardening. (Macaulay)

Synonym: Diversion, entertainment, recreation, relaxation, pastime, sport.

Origin: cf. F. Amusement.