Synonyms of queer in English:

queer


See definition of queer

adjective

1‘it seemed queer to see the windows all dark’

SYNONYMS
odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre, weird, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, uncanny, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, untypical, different, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, incongruous, uncommon, irregular, outré, offbeat, singular, deviant, aberrant, freak, freakish
suspicious, dubious, questionable
eerie, unnatural
Scottish unco
informal fishy, creepy, spooky, freaky
British informal rum
North American informal off the wall
bizarro
ANTONYMS

ordinary, conventional, normal

2‘there's something queer going on up there’

SYNONYMS
suspicious, suspect, irregular, questionable, dubious, doubtful, funny, mysterious, murky, dark, criminal, dishonest, corrupt, nefarious, crafty, deceitful, shifty, underhand, dishonourable, unscrupulous, unprincipled, fraudulent, illegal, unlawful
informal fishy, shady, bent

3

SYNONYMS
gay, homosexual, lesbian, lesbigay
LGBT, GLBT
rare homophile, Uranian
ANTONYMS

heterosexual, straight

4‘you just feel queer because you're packed full of drugs’

SYNONYMS
ill, unwell, poorly, bad, out of sorts, indisposed, not oneself, sick, queasy, nauseous, nauseated, peaky, liverish, green around the gills, run down, washed out, faint, dizzy, giddy
British off, off colour
informal under the weather, below par, not up to par, funny, peculiar, rough, lousy, rotten, awful, terrible, dreadful
British informal grotty, ropy
Scottish informal wabbit, peely-wally
Australian, New Zealand informal crook
vulgar slang crappy
dated seedy
rare peaked, peakish
ANTONYMS

well


verb

1‘trying to crash the party would probably queer the whole deal’

SYNONYMS
spoil, damage, impair, harm, be detrimental to, mar, wreck, destroy, devastate, smash, shatter, scupper, scotch, disrupt, undo, thwart, hinder, foil, ruin, blight, injure, cripple, hurt, jeopardize, endanger, imperil, threaten, put at risk, undermine, prejudice, be prejudicial to, be disadvantageous to, play havoc with, be deleterious to, compromise
informal botch, blow, put the kibosh on

Phrases

    queer fish

    ‘they have invariably chosen the queer fish in preference to the more or less recognisable member of the human race’


    SYNONYMS
    eccentric, oddity, odd fellow, unorthodox person, character, individualist, individual, free spirit, misfit
    oddball, weirdo, weirdie, freak, nut, nutcase, case, head case, crank, crackpot, loony, loon
    British one-off, odd bod, nutter
    North American wacko, wack, screwball, kook
    Australian, New Zealand dingbat
    in queer street

    ‘if it wasn't for my pension I'd be in queer street’


    SYNONYMS
    impoverished, poor, penniless, penurious, in penury, indigent, insolvent, impecunious, moneyless, hard up, poverty-stricken, needy, in need, in want, destitute
    poor as a church mouse, without a sou, in straitened circumstances, on one's beam ends, unable to make ends meet
    British on the breadline, without a penny, without a penny to one's name
    informal broke, flat broke, strapped for cash, cleaned out, strapped, on one's uppers, without two brass farthings to rub together, without two pennies farthings to rub together
    British informal skint, boracic, stony broke
    North American informal stone broke
    rare pauperized, beggared