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Synonyms for gay
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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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gay(a.)

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

  2. gay(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. gay(a)

    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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    homo, gays, homosexual, gai, cheerful, -gay, faggot, same-sex, queer, gaya, lesbian, comrade, fag, jha, gaye, merrily, jay, comrades, merry

How to pronounce gay?

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How to say gay in sign language?

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How to use gay in a sentence?

  1. Karen Bass:

    The inaction in response had a message that was loud and clear: Black gay lives obviously didn't matter.

  2. Neil Patrick Harris:

    How I Met Your Mother. i am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions and am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Lying Cruz put out a statement, 'Trump Rubio are w/Obama on gay marriage.' Cruz is the worst liar, crazy or very dishonest. Perhaps all 3?

  4. Barack Obama:

    I had hesitated on gay marriage, in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient, i was sensitive to the fact that -- for a lot of people -- that the word marriage is something that provokes very powerful traditions and religious beliefs.

  5. David Paleologos:

    The poll's symmetry of mutual concern is a new phenomenon — though not exactly balanced. When gay marriage supporters were asked whether they respect their opponents, 70% said yes. Just 61% of gay marriage opponents said the same. Compassion is not yet equally contagious.


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
  • 동성애자, 게이, [[동성]]애의 [[사람]]Korean
  • гомосексуалист, кумса, гейKyrgyz
  • 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
  • 同性恋者Chinese

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