Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gay

1 sense of gay

Sense 1
homosexual, homophile, homo, gay -- (someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj gay

6 senses of gay

Sense 1
cheery, gay, sunny -- (bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile")

INDIRECT (VIA cheerful) -> depressing, cheerless, uncheerful -- (causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place")

Sense 2
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful -- (full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA joyous) -> joyless -- (not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings")

Sense 3
gay -- (given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies")

INDIRECT (VIA indulgent) -> nonindulgent, strict -- (characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint)

Sense 4
brave, braw, gay -- (brightly colored and showy; "girls 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")

INDIRECT (VIA colorful, colourful) -> colorless, colourless -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")
INDIRECT (VIA colorful, colourful) -> colorless, colourless -- (lacking in variety and interest; "a colorless and unimaginative person"; "a colorless description of the parade")

Sense 5
gay, festal, festive, merry -- (offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening")

INDIRECT (VIA joyous) -> joyless -- (not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings")

Sense 6
gay, queer, homophile (prenominal) -- (homosexual or arousing homosexual desires)

INDIRECT (VIA heterosexual, homosexual) -> bisexual -- (sexually attracted to both sexes)
INDIRECT (VIA homosexual, bisexual) -> heterosexual -- (sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex)

Similarity of adj gay

6 senses of gay

Sense 1
cheery, gay, sunny -- (bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer; "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile")
       => cheerful (vs. depressing) -- (being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be")

Sense 2
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful -- (full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "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")
       => joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")

Sense 3
gay -- (given to social pleasures often including dissipation; "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies")
       => indulgent (vs. nonindulgent) -- (characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone ; "indulgent grandparents")

Sense 4
brave, braw, gay -- (brightly colored and showy; "girls 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")
       => colorful (vs. colorless), colourful (vs. colourless) -- (striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language")

Sense 5
gay, festal, festive, merry -- (offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening")
       => joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")

Sense 6
gay, queer, homophile (prenominal) -- (homosexual or arousing homosexual desires)
       => homosexual (vs. bisexual) (vs. heterosexual) -- (sexually attracted to members of your own sex)

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