Synonyms of gay in English:

gay


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adjective

1‘an organization for gay youngsters’

SYNONYMS
homosexual, queer, lesbian, lesbigay
LGBT, LGBTQ, GLBT
informal pink, lavender
rare homophile, Uranian
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