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English adjective: gay

1. gay bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer


SamplesA cheery hello.
A gay sunny room.
A sunny smile.


Synonymscheery, sunny


Similarcheerful


Antonymscheerless, depressing, uncheerful

2. gay full of or showing high-spirited merriment


SamplesWhen hearts were young and gay.
A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.
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.


Synonymsjocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful


Similarjoyous


Antonymsjoyless

3. gay given to social pleasures often including dissipation


SamplesLed a gay Bohemian life.
A gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies.


Similarindulgent


Antonymsnonindulgent, strict

4. gay brightly colored and showy


SamplesGirls 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.


Synonymsbrave, braw


Similarcolorful, colourful


Antonymscolorless, colourless

5. gay offering fun and gaiety


SamplesA festive (or festal) occasion.
Gay and exciting night life.
A merry evening.


Synonymsfestal, festive, merry


Similarjoyous


Antonymsjoyless

6. gay homosexual or arousing homosexual desires


Synonymshomophile, queer


Similarhomosexual


Antonymsbisexual, heterosexual


English noun: gay

1. gay (person) someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex


Synonymshomo, homophile, homosexual


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)gay man, gay woman, lesbian, shirtlifter, tribade









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