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Synonyms for cry
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation(noun)

    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

    "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

    Synonyms:
    vociferation, birdcall, song, rallying cry, call option, outcry, phone call, watchword, battle cry, claim, margin call, yell, call, birdsong, war cry, telephone call, shout

    Antonyms:
    express joy, laugh, express mirth

  2. cry, yell(noun)

    a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)

    "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain"

    Synonyms:
    watchword, war cry, battle cry, outcry, yell, vociferation, rallying cry, shout, call

    Antonyms:
    laugh, express joy, express mirth

  3. war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword(noun)

    a slogan used to rally support for a cause

    "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'"

    Synonyms:
    shout, parole, war cry, battle cry, outcry, war whoop, countersign, yell, word, rallying cry, call, vociferation, password, watchword

    Antonyms:
    express joy, laugh, express mirth

  4. cry(noun)

    a fit of weeping

    "had a good cry"

    Synonyms:
    watchword, war cry, battle cry, outcry, yell, vociferation, rallying cry, shout, call

    Antonyms:
    laugh, express mirth, express joy

  5. cry(verb)

    the characteristic utterance of an animal

    "animal cries filled the night"

    Synonyms:
    watchword, war cry, battle cry, outcry, yell, vociferation, rallying cry, shout, call

    Antonyms:
    laugh, express joy, express mirth

  6. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall(verb)

    utter a sudden loud cry

    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

    Synonyms:
    predict, forebode, prognosticate, grouse, wawl, promise, phone, yell, blazon out, abuse, shout out, bellyache, clapperclaw, vociferate, call in, scream, holler, gripe, call up, blackguard, call off, squawk, foretell, weep, exclaim, send for, outcry, address, visit, shout, beef, name, waul, hollo, call, bitch, squall, bid, crab, ring, call out, cry out, holler out, telephone, anticipate

    Antonyms:
    express joy, laugh, express mirth

  7. cry, weep(verb)

    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

    "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

    Synonyms:
    call out, squall, shout out, cry out, holler, outcry, hollo, scream, yell, weep, exclaim, shout, blazon out, call

    Antonyms:
    express joy, express mirth, laugh

  8. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout(verb)

    utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

    "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"

    Synonyms:
    cry out, proclaim, outshout, shout, weep, shout out, hollo, blackguard, outcry, promulgate, call out, blazon out, holler, yell, call, scream, squall, abuse, clapperclaw, exclaim

    Antonyms:
    laugh, express joy, express mirth

  9. cry, blazon out(verb)

    proclaim or announce in public

    "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square"

    Synonyms:
    call out, squall, shout out, cry out, holler, outcry, hollo, scream, yell, weep, exclaim, shout, blazon out, call

    Antonyms:
    laugh, express mirth, express joy

  10. cry(verb)

    demand immediate action

    "This situation is crying for attention"

    Synonyms:
    call out, squall, shout out, cry out, holler, outcry, hollo, scream, yell, weep, exclaim, shout, blazon out, call

    Antonyms:
    express joy, laugh, express mirth

  11. cry(verb)

    utter a characteristic sound

    "The cat was crying"

    Synonyms:
    call out, squall, shout out, cry out, holler, outcry, hollo, scream, yell, weep, exclaim, shout, blazon out, call

    Antonyms:
    express mirth, laugh, express joy

  12. cry(verb)

    bring into a particular state by crying

    "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

    Synonyms:
    call out, squall, shout out, cry out, holler, outcry, hollo, scream, yell, weep, exclaim, shout, blazon out, call

    Antonyms:
    express mirth, laugh, express joy

Wiktionary

  1. cry(verb)

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

  2. cry(verb)

    To shed tears; to weep.

    That sad movie always makes me cry.

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

  3. cry(verb)

    To shout, scream, yell.

    The captured bear cub tried to cry out to its mother.

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

Editors Contribution

  1. exclaimed

    'i am not a communist ', he exclaimed

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cry(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    exclaim, clamor, call, make an outcry, cry out

  2. cry(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    weep, sob, shed tears

  3. cry(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    vociferate, shout, hoot, yell, roar, bawl, squall, scream

  4. cry(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    proclaim, publish, make public, make proclamation of

  5. cry(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exclamation, ejaculation, outcry, acclamation

  6. cry(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plaint, lament, lamentation, crying, weeping

  7. cry(n.)

    Synonyms:
    scream, screech, howl, yell, roar

  8. cry(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pack of hounds

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How to use cry in a sentence?

  1. Natalie Allison:

    If you love me then really love me. Don’t pretend, don’t just say it, and don’t leave like everyone before you. Love me, and love me to the end, stand by my side, and hold me when I cry. Love me like it’s the only chance you’ve got, because even though I’m not the best at saying “no” when someone offers love, I’m one bruise away from being broken. So love me like you mean it

  2. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.:

    It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that man can always solve his problems. This is so untrue that it makes me want to cry--or laugh.

  3. Cometan:

    There are times when I just need to cry.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I like this brief and highly insightful advice, by Dr. Seuss, about anything that happens in life: 'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.' Things change. Seasons change. Fashions change. People change. Everything passes. Familiar doors close and new doors open. Opportunity knocks, and circle of life goes on. Life moves on. Thus the beauty and the essence of Life can be summarized, IMHO, in just two words 'Life continues!' So, don't worry, be happy, and be in sync with ebbs and flows of life. Make it a good one!

  5. Rachel Lynch:

    No, it's not okay to cry, because when dignity is all you have left you can't afford to lose it.

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