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queer

queer

 
pronunciation:
kwir
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: strange, unusual, or unexpected; eccentric; odd.
He has queer ideas about life.
synonyms:
eccentric, funny, odd, offbeat, peculiar, singular, strange, weird
antonyms:
normal
similar words:
abnormal, alien, bizarre, crazy, curious, different, erratic, fantastic, foreign, freaky, quaint, screwy, unconventional, unexpected, unfamiliar, unique, unusual, wacky
definition 2: uneasy or diffident.
I would feel queer going without an invitation.
synonyms:
diffident, uncomfortable, uneasy
similar words:
awkward, funny, odd, strange, unsure
definition 3: (usu. offensive slang) homosexual.
synonyms:
fruity, gay
similar words:
homosexual, lesbian
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: queered, queering, queers
definition: to ruin or cause to be in jeopardy; spoil.
His comments queered her chances for the award.
synonyms:
mess up, spoil
similar words:
blow, botch, damage, endanger, foul up, harm, hurt, injure, jeopardize, ruin, thwart
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usu. offensive slang) a homosexual.
synonyms:
gay
derivations: queerly (adv.), queerness (n.)