1. 〔気晴らし〕(a) diversion;〔娯楽〕(an) amusement
    • 慰みに陶芸をやるようになった
    • He took up ceramics as a diversion [recreation/pastime].
    • 慰みに歌をよんだ
    • He composed tanka poems to pass the time.
    • 慰み半分に犬にボールを投げた
    • He threw a ball at the dog half for fun.
    • 彼にとってテレビゲームは手ごろな慰みものだった
    • The video game was a convenient plaything to divert his mind.
    • 彼女は雇い主の慰みものにされた
    • She was made a plaything by her employer.