Synonyms of gay in English:

gay


See definition of gay

adjective

1‘an organization for gay youngsters’

SYNONYMS
homosexual, lesbian, lesbigay
LGBT, GLBT, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
rare homophile, Uranian
informal pink, lavender, camp
offensive queer
offensive limp-wristed, that way, swinging the other way, homo, lezzy, lez, lesbo, dykey
British offensive bent, poofy
North American offensive 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, femme, friend of Dorothy
offensive queer, homo, pansy, nancy, bumboy, nelly, dyke, lez, lezzie, lesbo
British offensive poof, poofter, ponce, jessie, woofter, shirtlifter, bender
North American offensive cupcake, swish, twinkie
Australian offensive wonk
South African offensive moffie
West Indian offensive batty boy, batty man
ANTONYMS

heterosexual, straight