Synonyms of gay in English:

gay


See definition of gay

adjective

1‘an organization for gay youngsters’

SYNONYMS

homosexual, lesbian, sapphic, lesbigay

GLBT, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered

rare homophile, Uranian

informal pink, lavender, camp, lezzy, les, lesbo, butch, dykey

derogatory, informal queer, limp-wristed, that way, swinging the other way, homo

British derogatory, informal bent, poofy

North American derogatory, informal fruity

ANTONYMS

heterosexual, straight

2‘her children all looked chubby and gay’

SYNONYMS

cheerful, cheery, merry, jolly, light-hearted, mirthful, jovial, glad, happy, bright, in good spirits, in high spirits, joyful, elated, exuberant, animated, lively, sprightly, vivacious, buoyant, bouncy, bubbly, perky, effervescent, playful, frolicsome

informal chirpy, on top of the world, as happy as a sandboy

North American informal as happy as a clam

ANTONYMS

gloomy

3‘they were having a gay old time’

SYNONYMS

jolly, merry, convivial, hilarious, amusing, uproarious, rollicking, entertaining, enjoyable

festive

ANTONYMS

dull

4‘the windows sported gay checked curtains’

SYNONYMS

bright, brightly coloured, vivid, brilliant, rich, vibrant

richly coloured, many-coloured, multicoloured

flamboyant, gaudy

ANTONYMS

drab


noun

1‘in Denmark gays can marry in church’

SYNONYMS

homosexual, lesbian, gay person, lesbigay

rare invert, homophile, Uranian

informal queen, friend of Dorothy, dyke, les, lesbo, lezzie, butch, femme

derogatory, informal queer, homo, pansy, nancy, bumboy, nelly

British derogatory, informal poof, poofter, ponce, jessie, woofter, shirtlifter, bender

North American derogatory, informal cupcake, swish, twinkie

Australian informal wonk

South African derogatory, informal moffie

West Indian derogatory, informal batty boy, batty man

ANTONYMS

heterosexual, straight