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English noun: pansy

1. pansy (plant) large-flowered garden plant derived chiefly from the wild pansy of Europe and having velvety petals of various colors


SynonymsViola tricolor hortensis


Broader (hypernym)viola

2. pansy (person) a timid man or boy considered childish or unassertive


Synonymsmilksop, Milquetoast, pantywaist, sissy


Broader (hypernym)coward

3. pansy (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man


Synonymsfag, faggot, fagot, fairy, nance, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer


Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement









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