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Definition 1: offensive term for a homosexual man - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for queer in the sense of this definition

(queer is a kind of ...) someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex

(queer is used in the usage domain ...) a communication that belittles somebody or something

Definition 2: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for queer in the sense of this definition

(queer is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of queer ) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute

"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

Samples where queer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Synonyms for queer in the sense of this definition

(queer is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of queer ) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

"Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

(... is a kind of queer ) destroy or break

"dashed ambitions and hopes"

(... is a kind of queer ) hamper the progress of; impede

"short-circuit warm feelings"

(... is a kind of queer ) destroy or cause to fail

"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

Definition 4: homosexual or arousing homosexual desires - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for queer in the sense of this definition

(queer is similar to ...) sexually attracted to members of your own sex

Definition 5: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where queer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a curious hybrid accent
  • her speech has a funny twang
  • they have some funny ideas about war
  • had an odd name
  • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
  • something definitely queer about this town
  • what a rum fellow
  • singular behavior

Synonyms for queer in the sense of this definition

(queer is similar to ...) being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

"a strange exaltation that was indefinable" "a strange fantastical mind" "what a strange sense of humor she has"

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