Antonyms for gaygeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homosexual, homophile, homo, gay(adj)

    someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex

    Antonyms:
    colorless, joyless, nonindulgent, uncheerful, colourless, strict, cheerless, bisexual, heterosexual, depressing

    Synonyms:
    gay, homo, human, man, homosexual, human being, homophile

  2. cheery, gay, sunny(adj)

    bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, depressing, colorless, strict, colourless, bisexual, heterosexual, nonindulgent, joyless, uncheerful

    Synonyms:
    jolly, mirthful, gay, jocund, sunny, festal, cheery, jovial, brave, merry, braw, festive, homophile(a)

  3. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful(adj)

    full of or showing high-spirited merriment

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, joyless, bisexual, colorless, nonindulgent, colourless, strict, uncheerful, heterosexual, depressing

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, comic, laughable, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, risible, braw, zippy, comical, sunny, funny, lively, gay, cheery, mirthful, merry, amusing, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

  4. gay(adj)

    given to social pleasures often including dissipation

    Antonyms:
    heterosexual, joyless, colorless, uncheerful, nonindulgent, bisexual, strict, cheerless, colourless, depressing

    Synonyms:
    jolly, mirthful, festal, jocund, sunny, cheery, jovial, brave, merry, braw, festive, homophile(a)

  5. brave, braw, gay(adj)

    brightly colored and showy

    Antonyms:
    nonindulgent, colorless, bisexual, colourless, strict, uncheerful, cheerless, depressing, joyless, heterosexual

    Synonyms:
    unfearing, intrepid, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, courageous, homophile(a), braw, sunny, gay, audacious, cheery, mirthful, merry, fearless, hardy, dauntless, festal, jolly

  6. gay, festal, festive, merry(adj)

    offering fun and gaiety

    Antonyms:
    colourless, strict, joyless, colorless, depressing, heterosexual, nonindulgent, uncheerful, bisexual, cheerless

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, braw, zippy, sunny, lively, gay, cheery, mirthful, merry, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

  7. gay, queer, homophile(a)(adj)

    homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

    Antonyms:
    nonindulgent, colourless, uncheerful, colorless, strict, joyless, bisexual, depressing, cheerless, heterosexual

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. gay

    Aerial and airy both signify of or belonging to the air, but airy also describes that which seems as if made of air; we speak of airy shapes, airy nothings, where we could not well say aerial; ethereal describes its object as belonging to the upper air, the pure ether, and so, often, heavenly. Sprightly, spiritlike, refers to light, free, cheerful activity of mind and body. That which is lively or animated may be agreeable or the reverse; as, an animated discussion; a lively company.

    Antonyms:
    clumsy, dull, heavy, inert, ponderous, slow, sluggish, stony, wooden

    Synonyms:
    aerial, airy, animated, ethereal, fairylike, frolicsome, joyous, light, lively, sprightly

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