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English adjective: queer

1. queer beyond or deviating from the usual or expected


SamplesA 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.


Synonymscurious, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular


Similarstrange, unusual


Antonymsfamiliar

2. queer homosexual or arousing homosexual desires


Synonymsgay, homophile


Similarhomosexual


Antonymsbisexual, heterosexual


English noun: queer

1. queer (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man


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


Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement


English verb: queer

1. queer (social) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of


SamplesWhat ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge.
Foil your opponent.


Synonymsbaffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, scotch, spoil, thwart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent


Narrower (hyponym)dash, disappoint, let down, ruin, short-circuit

2. queer (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position


Synonymsendanger, expose, peril, scupper


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)compromise









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