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Synonyms for queerqueer

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Wiktionary

  1. queerverb

    Synonyms:
    invalidate, strange

  2. queerverb

    (somewhat old-fashioned) weird, odd or different.

    Synonyms:
    invalidate, strange

  3. queeradjective

    (somewhat old-fashioned) slightly unwell (mainly in to feel queer).

    Synonyms:
    invalidate, strange

  4. queeradjective

    homosexual.

    Synonyms:
    strange

  5. queeradjective

    having to do with homosexuality, bisexuality, transgenderism etc.

    Synonyms:
    strange

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. queer

    Odd is unmated, as an odd shoe, and so uneven, as an odd number. Singular is alone of its kind; as, the singular number. What is singular is odd, but what is odd may not be singular; as, a drawerful of odd gloves. A strange thing is something hitherto unknown in fact or in cause. A singular coincidence is one the happening of which is unusual; a strange coincidence is one the cause of which is hard to explain. That which is peculiar belongs especially to a person as his own; as, Israel was called Jehovah's "peculiar people," i. e., especially chosen and cherished by him; in its ordinary use there is the implication that the thing peculiar to one is not common to the majority nor quite approved by them, though it may be shared by many; as, the Shakers are peculiar. Eccentric is off or aside from the center, and so off or aside from the ordinary and what is considered the normal course; as, genius is commonly eccentric. Eccentric is a higher and more respectful word than odd or queer. Erratic signifies wandering, a stronger and more censorious term than eccentric. Queer is transverse or oblique, aside from the common in a way that is comical or perhaps slightly ridiculous. Quaint denotes that which is pleasingly odd and fanciful, often with something of the antique; as, the quaint architecture of medieval towns. That which is funny is calculated to provoke laughter; that which is droll is more quietly amusing. That which is grotesque in the material sense is irregular or misshapen in form or outline or ill-proportioned so as to be somewhat ridiculous; the French bizarre is practically equivalent to grotesque.

    Synonyms:
    anomalous, bizarre, comical, crotchety, curious, droll, eccentric, erratic, extraordinary, fantastic, funny, grotesque, laughable, ludicrous, odd, peculiar, preposterous, quaint, ridiculous, singular, strange, uncommon, unique, unmatched, unusual, whimsical

    Antonyms:
    common, customary, familiar, natural, normal, ordinary, regular, usual

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. queer

    Synonyms:
    odd, whimsical, quaint, cross, strange, crochety, singular, eccentric

    Antonyms:
    ordinary, common, usual, familiar, customary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"

    Synonyms:
    unmatched, remarkable, left(p), unpaired, suspect, risible, rum, peculiar, amusing, odd, mirthful, unique, rummy, laughable, comic, uneven, curious, unexpended, peculiar(a), homophile(a), funny, leftover, gay, remaining, fishy, particular(a), unmated, left over(p), singular, suspicious, special(a), shady, comical

    Antonyms:
    bisexual, heterosexual, familiar

  2. gay, queer, homophile(a)verb

    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    Antonyms:
    familiar, bisexual, heterosexual

  3. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, baffle, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

    Antonyms:
    familiar, bisexual, heterosexual

  4. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilverb

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms:
    scotch, bushwhack, let on, frustrate, bring out, unwrap, exhibit, disclose, endanger, foil, lurk, jeopardise, expose, waylay, peril, reveal, debunk, thwart, imperil, threaten, give away, break, baffle, divulge, spoil, lie in wait, ambush, menace, jeopardize, scupper, cross, uncover, ambuscade, bilk, display, discover, let out

    Antonyms:
    bisexual, heterosexual, familiar

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. queeradjective

    Synonyms:
    odd, strange, singular, droll, whimsical, quaint, curious, fantastic, unusual, uncommon, extraordinary, unique

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "queer":

    faggot, fag, homo, gay, aunt, poof, fairy

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How to use queer in a sentence?

  1. Celine Da Silva:

    Being that this is her hometown, I think that we should be celebrating her and honoring her here, and I think that the LGBT and queer community should be able to learn more about historic figures from their own community.

  2. Jenna Johnson:

    It’s like, I want to figure it out. I like ‘queer,’ technically, I would say that I am pansexual because that’s how I have always been my whole life … just like, my human is my human.

  3. Tarek Salama:

    To see someone who publicly say they are leftist, that they are against state violence and that they are queer, made me worried about Sarah Hegazi. But I was also fascinated and humbled.

  4. Miriam Klein:

    For us, we're not doing this to make money, we're doing because we love Commonwealth Skateboarding and we're proud of our queer culture and want to promote both at the same time.

  5. Ben Lewis:

    These stories offer comfort and escapism, it's something queer audiences haven't had a lot of. There has got to be room for fluff, for lack of a better term, and seeing queer representation in all genres, even where it hasn't been seen before.

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