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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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