Synonyms for gay

Synonyms for (noun) gay

Synonyms: homo, homophile, homosexual, gay

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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (adjective) gay

Synonyms: sunny, cheery, gay

Definition: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

Usage: a cheery hello; a gay sunny room; a sunny smile

Similar words: cheerful

Definition: being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

Usage: her cheerful nature; a cheerful greeting; a cheerful room; as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be


Synonyms: brave, braw, gay

Definition: brightly colored and showy

Usage: 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

Similar words: colorful, colourful

Definition: striking in variety and interest

Usage: a colorful period of history; a colorful character; colorful language


Synonyms: homophile, gay, queer

Definition: homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Similar words: homosexual

Definition: sexually attracted to members of your own sex


Synonyms: gay

Definition: given to social pleasures often including dissipation

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

Similar words: indulgent

Definition: characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone

Usage: indulgent grandparents


Synonyms: merry, festal, festive, gay

Definition: offering fun and gaiety

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

Similar words: joyous

Definition: full of or characterized by joy

Usage: felt a joyous abandon; joyous laughter


Synonyms: gay, merry, jolly, jovial, jocund, mirthful

Definition: full of or showing high-spirited merriment

Usage: 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

Similar words: joyous

Definition: full of or characterized by joy

Usage: felt a joyous abandon; joyous laughter