Thesaurus

gay

Synonyms and Antonyms of gay

2 having or showing freedom from worries or trouble

  • a gay, thoughtless girl who didn't care whether her work was done or not
Synonyms of gay
Words Related to gay
Near Antonyms of gay
Antonyms of gay

3 indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor

  • had a gay old time at the party
Synonyms of gay
Words Related to gay
Near Antonyms of gay

5 serving to lift oneʼs spirits

  • the skylarkʼs gay song lifted me out of my gloom
Synonyms of gay
Words Related to gay
Near Antonyms of gay
Antonyms of gay

6 joyously unrestrained

  • it was the era of the flappers, and young women were gay, bold, and defiant of convention
Synonyms of gay
Words Related to gay
Near Antonyms of gay
Antonyms of gay

Synonym Discussion of gay

lively, animated, vivacious, sprightly, gay mean keenly alive and spirited. lively suggests briskness, alertness, or energy.
    • a lively debate on the issues
animated applies to what is spirited and active.
    • an animated discussion of current events
vivacious suggests an activeness of gesture and wit, often playful or alluring.
    • a vivacious party host
sprightly suggests lightness and spirited vigor of manner or wit.
    • a tuneful, sprightly musical
gay stresses complete freedom from care and overflowing spirits.
    • the gay spirit of Paris in the 1920s


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gay? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to express warning or disapproval

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!