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Synonyms for gay
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term gay.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. homosexual, homophile, homo, gay(adj)

    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, sunny(adj)

    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, mirthful(adj)

    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. gay(adj)

    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, gay(adj)

    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, merry(adj)

    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)(adj)

    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. noaoo

    when you are homosexual

    your're noaoo

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

How to pronounce gay?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say gay in sign language?

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How to use gay in a sentence?

  1. Milo Yiannopoulos:

    It’s a horrible climbdown for the left, it’s an art show and they can’t handle it because a couple of cute gay boys will be wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.

  2. Hadi Damien:

    The life of a Lebanese gay man in Beirut is similar to that of any other Lebanese citizen based in Beirut, in addition to expressions of hate and discrimination based on our sexual orientation.

  3. Ria Tabacco Mar:

    The mail policy is based on the dubious notion that gay prisoners pose a security threat simply for being who they are and the equally absurd idea that reading about gay people will somehow make you gay, gay people are no more likely to pose a threat than anyone else.

  4. Rebecca Blacks:

    To me the word' queer' feels really nice, i've dated a lot of different types of people and I just don't really know what the future holds. Some days I feel a little more on the gay side than others.

  5. John Osborne:

    I'm very comfortable being gay.


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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