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gay

gay

 
 
pronunciation:
geI
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gayer, gayest
definition 1: of or in a happy, joyous mood; festive; merry.
synonyms:
effervescent, festive, frolicsome, lighthearted, lively, merry, mirthful, sprightly, vivacious
antonyms:
grave, sober, sorrowful
similar words:
airy, blithe, bright, cheerful, chipper, convivial, frivolous, happy, jolly, joyful, light, playful, spirited, sunny
definition 2: bright or colorful.
synonyms:
bright, brilliant, rich, vivid
antonyms:
dull, subdued
similar words:
airy, colorful, flamboyant, garish, loud, multicolored, showy
definition 3: homosexual, esp. male.
synonyms:
homoerotic, homosexual
antonyms:
heterosexual, straight
similar words:
bisexual, lesbian
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part of speech: noun
definition: a homosexual person, esp. male.
synonyms:
homophile, homosexual
similar words:
bisexual, lesbian
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derivation: gayness (n.)
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