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Flamboyant vs. Gay

Flamboyantadjective

Showy, bold or audacious in behaviour, appearance, etc.

Gayadjective

Happy, joyful, and lively.

‘The Gay Science’;

Flamboyantadjective

(architecture) Referring to the final stage of French Gothic architecture from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

Gayadjective

Festive, bright, or colourful.

‘Pennsylvania Dutch include the plain folk and the gay folk.’;

Flamboyantadjective

Of a blade: forged in a wavy, undulating pattern, like a flame-bladed sword or a kris.

Gayadjective

(obsolete) Sexually promiscuous (of either gender).

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Flamboyantnoun

The royal poinciana (Delonix regia), a showy tropical tree.

Gayadjective

Homosexual:

Flamboyantadjective

Characterized by waving or flamelike curves, as in the tracery of windows, etc.; - said of the later (15th century) French Gothic style.

Gayadjective

(of a person or animal, especially a man) Possessing sexual and emotional attraction towards members of the same gender or sex.

‘Gay marriage, though legal here, is still very controversial.’; ‘gay sex’; ‘gay acts’;

Flamboyantnoun

showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana

Gayadjective

(of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Being between two or more people of the same gender or the same sex, especially between two men.

‘Although the number of gay weddings has increased significantly, many gay and lesbian couples — like many straight couples — are not interested in getting married.’;

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Flamboyantadjective

elaborately or excessively ornamented;

‘flamboyant handwriting’; ‘the senator's florid speech’;

Gayadjective

(of an institution or group) Intended for gay people, especially gay men.

‘She professes an undying love for gay bars and gay movies, and even admits to having watched gay porn.’;

Flamboyantadjective

richly and brilliantly colorful

Gayadjective

In accordance with stereotypes of homosexual people:

Flamboyant

Flamboyant (from French: flamboyant, lit. 'flaming') is a form of late Gothic architecture that developed in Europe in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, from around 1375 to the mid-16th century. It is characterized by double curves forming flame-like shapes in the bar-tracery, which give the style its name; by the multiplication of ornamental ribs in the vaults; and by the use of use of the arch in accolade.

Gayadjective

A pejorative:

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Gayadjective

Effeminate or flamboyant in behavior.

Gayadjective

Used to express dislike: lame, uncool, stupid.

‘This game is gay; let’s play a different one.’;

Gayadjective

(of a dog's tail) Upright or curved over the back.

Gaynoun

A homosexual, especially a male homosexual; see also lesbian.

Gaynoun

(obsolete) An ornament.

Gaynoun

The letter —, which stands for the sound lang=en, in Pitman shorthand.

Gayverb

To make happy or cheerful.

Gayverb

To cause (something, e.g. AIDS) to be associated with homosexual people.

Gayadjective

Excited with merriment; manifesting sportiveness or delight; inspiring delight; livery; merry.

‘Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay.’; ‘Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed.’;

Gayadjective

Brilliant in colors; splendid; fine; richly dressed.

‘Why is my neighbor's wife so gay?’; ‘A bevy of fair women, richly gayIn gems and wanton dress!’;

Gayadjective

Loose; dissipated; lewd.

Gaynoun

An ornament

Gaynoun

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

Gayadjective

bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer;

‘a cheery hello’; ‘a gay sunny room’; ‘a sunny smile’;

Gayadjective

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’; ‘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’;

Gayadjective

given to social pleasures often including dissipation;

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

Gayadjective

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’;

Gayadjective

offering fun and gaiety;

‘a gala ball after the inauguration’; ‘a festive (or festal) occasion’; ‘gay and exciting night life’; ‘a merry evening’;

Gayadjective

homosexual or arousing homosexual desires

Gayadjective

(of a person) homosexual (used especially of a man)

‘the city's gay and lesbian people’; ‘a gay couple’; ‘my friend is gay’;

Gayadjective

relating to or used by homosexuals

‘a gay bar’; ‘the gay vote can decide an election’;

Gayadjective

light-hearted and carefree

‘Nan had a gay disposition and a very pretty face’;

Gayadjective

brightly coloured; showy

‘a gay profusion of purple and pink sweet peas’;

Gayadjective

foolish, stupid, or unimpressive

‘he thinks the obsession with celebrity is totally gay’;

Gaynoun

a homosexual, especially a man.

Gay

Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. The term originally meant 'carefree', 'cheerful', or 'bright and showy'.While scant usage referring to male homosexuality dates to the late 19th century, that meaning became increasingly common by the mid-20th century.

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