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

    "a cheery hello"; "a gay sunny room"; "a sunny smile"

    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

    "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"

    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

    "led a gay Bohemian life"; "a gay old rogue with an eye for the ladies"

    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

    "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"

    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

    "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"

    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

  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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