If you want to talk about something you really enjoy, would you use “fun”? While saying that your friend’s birthday party was fun is descriptive enough, it does not explain the extent of the fun or what exactly you feel about it.
There are far better words to use to talk about something that you would not mind doing again, depending on the more complex feelings you might have for it!
synonyms for fun
Fun as an adjective
Most of the time, you would be using fun as an adjective. (This party is so much fun!) While this is a more informal way of communication, it is also the most colloquial and common. Some words that you can use to express your ideas in a more specific way are:
If something is enjoyable, that means that you have a good time with it. This can either be a place, thing, or even a person. If a friend is enjoyable, for example, it means that they allow you to enjoy yourself when you are with them. They make you feel good and happy, and you like being with them.
This was one of the most enjoyable dates I have ever been on.
I thought this theme park would be enjoyable, but it turned out to be a complete waste of time and money.
To be amused means to feel happy or interested in something. Usually, that thing is a bit surprising, but it allows you to laugh to yourself and go along with it. For example, a child who sprays whipped cream onto their face might be amusing if you think it is funny.
A sign of clinical depression is that you no longer have the motivation to do things that you previously thought were pleasurable.
If you go into an experience with an open mind, you just might find that it turns out to be much more pleasurable than you expected.
Something that is pleasing makes you happy. You are likely to smile lightly to yourself (but probably will not shout for joy).
The shade of blue painted on the walls is definitely a pleasing color.
The violin student gave a performance pleasing to the ears of all of her audience.
In general, something interesting is something that sparks your interest. The thing to note is that it does not always mean this when used in conversation. Native speakers can sometimes use interesting to substitute for when they do not know how to react to something. If they hear an idea that they have never thought of before, their response may be “interesting”, but the topic may actually be boring to them after a while.