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Definition of the noun gayness

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noun - plural: gaynesses

  1. a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex

Alternative definition of the noun gayness


  1. [countable] The state of being gay (cheerful etc.).
  2. [uncountable] The state of being gay (homosexual).

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Google previewA Bioethical Analysis of Sexual Reorientation Interventions (2004)

The Ethics of Conversion Therapy by Travis K. Svensson

Thus, gayness has become a sexual orientation (a particular kind of homosexuality), a social identity, and a political movement (Herdt, 1993). Clearly, gayness is a new form of homosexual practice, which in its fullest sense is historically unique ( Herdt, 1988).

Google previewBollywood and Globalization (2011)

Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande

Gayness is a surefire indicator of traditional heteronormative values gone awry as well as a convenient trope for the national struggle to navigate Hindu tradition vs. secular modern capitalism. The gay jokes also reveal anxieties that heterosexual marriage and reproduction may become compromised as national, cultural, and social priorities as the nation's economic growth continues unabated . The jokes are a counter-phobic response to the threat that increased exposure to Western ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

Our gayness, and our gilt, are all besmirch'dWith rainy marching in the painful field.Shakesp.Henry V. To BESMOKE (BESMO'KE) v.a.[ from smoke.]1. To foul with smoke.2. To harden or dry in smoke. To BESMUT ( BESMU'T) v.a.[from smut.]To blacken with smoke or soot. BESOM (BE'SOM) n.s.[ besm, besma, ...

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Gayness is a non-issue. (Sandra Bernhard)
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Scrabble value of G2A1Y4N1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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