Something is recreational if you do it just for fun. If you're not a professional golfer but love the game, it's recreational.

Anything you do because you enjoy it — rather than because you are obligated to do it — is recreational. Hiking, reading, and visiting museums can all be described this way. Recreational means "something done for recreation," and recreation, which was originally "the curing of a sick person," combines the Latin re, "again" and creare, "to create." Today we think of recreational activities as curing our boredom.

Definitions of recreational

adj of or relating to recreation

“a recreational area with a pool and ball fields”

adj engaged in as a pastime

recreational golfers”
“reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating”
amateur, unpaid
not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain

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