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Adjective
Having a happy or cheerful disposition
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“I was walking with him one night, alongside the Thames, feeling happy and gay.”
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Carefree or unconcerned in manner or disposition
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“Yes, I know this must come as a shock to you since I am normally such a gay and carefree chap, brimming with chuckles and mirth.”
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Having a playful or fun-loving mood or nature
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“The birds were in a gay and playful mood on this bright day.”
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Having a festive or merry atmosphere
“John seems very serious and quiet in comparison to this gay and merry atmosphere.”
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Characterized by great energy or spirit
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“The minuet, originally a gay and lively dance, soon lost its vivacity when exported, and became a stately dance of the aristocracy.”
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Tending to lift one's mood or spirit
“I hear the faint murmur of music and girls' voices, gay and uplifting.”
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Visibly cheerful, enthusiastic or approbatory
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“The boarders would go down to the station to meet guests arriving or departing. They had an arriving song and a departing song. One received a gay welcome or send-off.”
Adjective
Brightly or vividly adorned, decorated or colored
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“I was enthralled by their faces, glistening from the heat and setting off to great advantage the brilliantly gay colors of the intricate designs in their native dress.”
Adjective
Homosexual in nature or character
“John is openly gay and enjoying life to the fullest.”
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Characterized by great joy or happiness
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Funny and clever
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Namby-pamby
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Stylish, modern or appealing in appearance
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Bisexual
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Not restrained or held in check
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Silly in a childish way
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Noun
A man who is attracted to another person of the same gender
“Carver explained that he came out as a gay to his family when he was 17.”
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A woman who is attracted to another person of the same gender
“Back in the late 1990s, she publicly announced to the world that she was a proud gay.”
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