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Pronunciation

Adjective

fun (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
fun

Comparative
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Superlative
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(slang comparative funner, slang superlative funnest; see usage notes below)

  1. (informal) enjoyable, amusing.
    We had a fun time at the party.
    He is such a fun person to be with.
  2. (informal) whimsical, flamboyant
    This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.

See also

Usage notes

  • fun is often confused with funny. The difference is that fun things make you happy, while funny things make you laugh.
  • Note that the use of fun as an adjective is often not considered acceptable in formal contexts.
  • For more on the slang comparative and superlative, the use of which is disputed, see this discussion

Translations

Noun

Singular
fun

Plural
-

fun (-)
  1. amusement, enjoyment or pleasure.
    I want to go out this evening and have some fun.
    What fun we're having!
    • 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.
  2. playful, often noisy, activity.

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Verb

Infinitive
to fun

Third person singular
funs

Simple past
funned

Past participle
-

Present participle
funning

to fun (third-person singular simple present funs, present participle funning, simple past and past participle funned)
  1. (colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at.
    Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning ya.

Galician

Etymology 1

Inflected form of ir (to go).

Verb

fun

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ir.

Etymology 2

Inflected form of ser (to be).

Verb

fun

  1. first-person singular preterite indicative of ser.

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