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Synonyms for gay
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gay

    Aerial and airy both signify of or belonging to the air, but airy also describes that which seems as if made of air; we speak of airy shapes, airy nothings, where we could not well say aerial; ethereal describes its object as belonging to the upper air, the pure ether, and so, often, heavenly. Sprightly, spiritlike, refers to light, free, cheerful activity of mind and body. That which is lively or animated may be agreeable or the reverse; as, an animated discussion; a lively company.

    Synonyms:
    aerial, airy, animated, ethereal, fairylike, frolicsome, joyous, light, lively, sprightly

    Antonyms:
    clumsy, dull, heavy, inert, ponderous, slow, sluggish, stony, wooden

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gay

    Synonyms:
    merry, blithe, lively, jolly, sportive, sprightly, smart, festive, gladsome, pleasuresome, cheerful

    Antonyms:
    heavy, melancholy, grave, sad, sombre, dull, dowdy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. homosexual, homophile, homo, gayadjective

    someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

    Synonyms:
    homo, human, man, homosexual, human being, homophile

    Antonyms:
    colorless, joyless, nonindulgent, uncheerful, colourless, strict, cheerless, bisexual, heterosexual, depressing

  2. cheery, gay, sunnyadjective

    bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

    "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"

    Synonyms:
    jolly, mirthful, jocund, sunny, festal, cheery, jovial, brave, merry, braw, festive, homophile(a)

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, depressing, colorless, strict, colourless, bisexual, heterosexual, nonindulgent, joyless, uncheerful

  3. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfuladjective

    full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, comic, laughable, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, risible, braw, zippy, comical, sunny, funny, lively, cheery, mirthful, merry, amusing, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, joyless, bisexual, colorless, nonindulgent, colourless, strict, uncheerful, heterosexual, depressing

  4. gayadjective

    given to social pleasures often including dissipation

    "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"

    Synonyms:
    jolly, mirthful, festal, jocund, sunny, cheery, jovial, brave, merry, braw, festive, homophile(a)

    Antonyms:
    heterosexual, joyless, colorless, uncheerful, nonindulgent, bisexual, strict, cheerless, colourless, depressing

  5. brave, braw, gayadjective

    brightly colored and showy

    "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

    Synonyms:
    unfearing, intrepid, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, courageous, homophile(a), braw, sunny, audacious, cheery, mirthful, merry, fearless, hardy, dauntless, festal, jolly

    Antonyms:
    nonindulgent, colorless, bisexual, colourless, strict, uncheerful, cheerless, depressing, joyless, heterosexual

  6. gay, festal, festive, merryadjective

    offering fun and gaiety

    "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, braw, zippy, sunny, lively, cheery, mirthful, merry, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

    Antonyms:
    colourless, strict, joyless, colorless, depressing, heterosexual, nonindulgent, uncheerful, bisexual, cheerless

  7. gay, queer, homophile(a)adjective

    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    Antonyms:
    nonindulgent, colourless, uncheerful, colorless, strict, joyless, bisexual, depressing, cheerless, heterosexual

Editors Contribution

  1. noaoo

    when you are homosexual

    your're noaoo

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gayadjective

    Synonyms:
    showy, gaudy, flashy, finical, tawdry, flaunting, gairish, dashing

  2. gayadjective

    Synonyms:
    merry, lively, cheerful, gleeful, jovial, sprightly, blithe, blithesome, airy, sportive, frolicsome, gladsome, jolly, buxom, vivacious, hilarious, light-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gayadjective

    Synonyms:
    merry, sportive, frolicsome, lively, exhilarating, vivacious, jolly, blithe, airy, boon, convivial, jovial, joyous, brilliant, dashing, gallant, showy, garish, gaudy, flashing, tawdry, loose, dissolute, fast

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How to use gay in a sentence?

  1. Michael Sam:

    It didn't need to be public, why do gay people have to do it?

  2. Terri Burke:

    You say you have a sincerely held religious belief and you are a private adoption agency or private entity that helps place foster children -- you can say you will not place that child with gay parents .... If I'm Catholic I can say I don't want any Baptists to raise the child.

  3. Vanessa Nygaard:

    If it was LeBron, he’d be home, right? it’s a statement about the value of women. It’s a statement about the value of a Black person. It’s a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things. We know it, and so that’s what hurts a little more.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I think everybody at the time knew that it was simply homophobic legislation, that legislation was anti-gay legislation. It was playing off the fears of a lot of Americans.

  5. Kim Floyd:

    It's amazing that we're here today even having this debate, gay marriage is legal in Wyoming; they should not be penalized on the job.


Translations for gay

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • homoseksueel, moffie, gayAfrikaans
  • مثلي, مثلية, لوطيArabic
  • homoseksualist, geyAzerbaijani
  • гамасексуа́льны, гамасэксуалі́ст, гейBelarusian
  • хомосексуа́лен, шарен, безгрижен, весел, гей, хомосексуали́стBulgarian
  • সমরতি, গেBengali
  • gaia, gaiCatalan, Valencian
  • homosexuální, veselý, homosexuál, gayCzech
  • hoyw, llawen, siriolWelsh
  • bøsse, lesbisk, glad, homoseksuel, livlig, farverig, sjov, homoDanish
  • schwul, ausgelassen, lesbisch, lustig, bunt, fröhlich, homosexuell, Homo, Schwuler, Homosexueller, GayGerman
  • ζωηρός, αδερφή, πούστικος, ομοφυλόφιλη, πούστης, εύθυμος, αδερφίστικος, λεσβία, παρδαλός, ομοφυλόφιλος, φαιδρόςGreek
  • geja, gaja, samseksama, samseksema, samseksemulo, gejoEsperanto
  • gay, amujerado, penca, femenino, festivo, gayo, alegre, afeminado, mariconado, vívido, colorido, feliz, aburrido, fome, homosexual, marimachadoSpanish
  • gei, lustlik, homoseksuaal, homoseksuaalneEstonian
  • خوش حال, همجنس‌گرا, گی, هم‌جنس‌گراPersian
  • iloinen, hilpeä, homoseksuaalinen, homo, eläväinen, naismainen, korea, tyhmä, gei, gay, homoseksuaali, homppeliFinnish
  • glaðurFaroese
  • gai, homo, gay, gaieFrench
  • bán, aerach, spéiriúilIrish
  • gèidh, co-ghnèitheach, co-sheòrsach, gille-tòineScottish Gaelic
  • לסבית, הומו, גֵּיי, עליזה, עליז, גיי, הוֹמוֹסֶקסוּאָלHebrew
  • गे, समलिंगीHindi
  • meleg, boldogHungarian
  • արվամոլ, համասեռամոլ, գոմիկArmenian
  • gay, gaudioseInterlingua
  • gayIndonesian
  • felice, gay, gaia, effemminato, allegra, gaio, omosessuale, finocchio, lieto, allegro, lietaItalian
  • הומוHebrew
  • ださい, 楽しい, 同性愛, つまらない, 派手, オカマ, 嬉しい, ゲイ, おかま, 同性愛者Japanese
  • გეი, ჰომოსექსუალიGeorgian
  • гомосексуалист, гейKazakh
  • ಸಲಿಂಗಕಾಮಿKannada
  • 동성애자, 게이, [[동성]]애의 [[사람]]Korean
  • гомосексуалист, кумса, гейKyrgyz
  • gayLatin
  • ກະເທີຍLao
  • gėjus, homoseksualasLithuanian
  • gejs, homoseksuālsLatvian
  • хо́мосексуален, геј, женствен, педерски, хо́мосексуалецMacedonian
  • гэй, гомосексMongolian
  • गेMarathi
  • suka, gembira, warna-warni, homoseksual, membosankan, gayMalay
  • sissi, allegruża, linfa, allegruż, gay, pufta, ferħana, omosesswali, ferħan, mxaqlebMaltese
  • ဂေး, ဂန်ဒူးBurmese
  • homo, gayNorwegian
  • opgetogen, vrolijk, feestelijk, goedgezind, homoseksueel, monter, kleurrijk, homofiel, verwijfd, uitgelaten, homoDutch
  • homsete, fargerik, homo, festlig, livlig, femi, homoseksuell, glad, bøg, morsom, soper, homseNorwegian
  • wesół, zmanierowany, radosny, homoseksualny, zniewieściały, gejPolish
  • gay, efeminado, vívido, guei, festivo, alegre, contente, sem graça, veado, feliz, chato, bicha, viadoPortuguese
  • gay, homo, homosexual, poponarRomanian
  • ге́йский, я́ркий, голубо́й, жема́нный, жизнера́достный, мане́рный, ра́достный, гомосексуа́льный, весёлый, цветно́й, гомосексуали́ст, гомосе́к, го́мик, гей, гомосексуа́лRussian
  • хомосексуалан, homoseksualan, homoseksualac, геј, gej, лезбејка, lezbejka, хомосексуалацSerbo-Croatian
  • සමරිසිSinhala, Sinhalese
  • homosexuál, gay, gejSlovak
  • homoseksuálec, gejSlovene
  • homo, homoseksualAlbanian
  • homosexuell, grann, fjollig, bög, lustig, gay, bögig, glad, homoSwedish
  • shoga, msenge, bashaSwahili
  • நம்பிTamil
  • గేTelugu
  • ҳамҷинсгароTajik
  • เกย์, ตุ๊ดThai
  • geýTurkmen
  • bakla, tibo, homoseksuwalTagalog
  • eşcinsel, homoseksüel, şen, renkli, canlı, ibne, iç açıcı, neşeli, parlak, homo, geyTurkish
  • гомосексуа́льний, гомосексуалі́ст, ґей, гейUkrainian
  • گےUrdu
  • gomoseksualist, geyUzbek
  • gay, người đồng tính, người đồng tính namVietnamese
  • פריילעךYiddish
  • 同性恋者Chinese

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