Synonyms of gay in English:

gay


See definition of gay

adjective

1‘an organization for gay youngsters’

SYNONYMS
homosexual, lesbian, lesbigay
LGBT, GLBT
rare homophile, Uranian
informal pink, lavender, swinging the other way
offensive queer
dated that way
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
rare invert, homophile, Uranian
informal friend of Dorothy
offensive queer, homo, pansy, nancy, bumboy, nelly
British offensive poof, poofter, ponce, jessie, woofter, shirtlifter, bender
North American offensive fruit, fag, cupcake, swish
Australian offensive wonk
South African offensive moffie
West Indian offensive batty boy, batty man
ANTONYMS

heterosexual, straight