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See definition of gay on Dictionary.com
  • adj.homosexual
  • adj.happy
  • adj.colorful, vivid

synonyms for gay

  • homophile
  • lesbian
  • queer
  • Sapphic
  • homoerotic
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antonyms for gay

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  • straight
  • plain
  • lifeless
  • colorless
  • depressed
  • unhappy
  • sad
  • dull
  • worried
  • upset
  • discouraged
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How to use gay in a sentence

Am I not in France—gay, delightful France—partaking of the kindness and civility of the country?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
After a moment's silence, the cavaliers both burst into a gay laugh.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Never had Tom seen his gay and careless cousin in such guise: he was restless, silent, intense and inarticulate.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
If it had not been for the presence of Mademoiselle Stéphanie, it would not have been gay for Aristide.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
The box of the diplomatic corps was just opposite us, and our gay little Mrs. F. sat in it dressed in white satin.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Accommodation was cheap, manners were easy, and knowledge of the gay city less than rudimentary.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
There is no such thing as a gay book on political economy for reading in a hammock.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Little Willy Gay looked at that picture very carefully, and soon made practical use of it, as I will tell you.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
I have a little daughter who never returns from a walk in the woods without bringing a bunch of gay flowers.
THE NURSERY, JULY 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 1VARIOUS
If the bank knows or suspected the official was living a gay life, it ought not to keep him, and most banks would not.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
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WORDS RELATED TO GAY

  • ambidextrous
  • androgynous
  • bi
  • double-gaited
  • epicene
  • gay
  • gynandrous
  • hermaphroditic
  • hits both ways
  • intersexual
  • monoclinous
  • swings both ways
  • switch-hitting
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