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Synonyms for cry
kraɪ

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term cry.

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    crying, weep, cries, mourn, cri, cree, weeps, scream, grieve, mourns, clamour, 'recrying, outcry, wept, cringe, cried, weeping, sob, krai

How to pronounce cry?

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How to say cry in sign language?

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How to use cry in a sentence?

  1. Valentina Yermakova:

    We locked our apartment when we left. The looters wouldn't have been able to walk in, so they broke the door down, you go in and it's not that you want to cry, it's more that you get silent and numb from everything you see. The pain, it clenches inside you.

  2. Zitha Shelembe:

    (Teenagers) are discovering who they are, and at that stage they are confused and vulnerable, if they have to, they will go outside the family to find a shoulder to cry on. They trust that person and they should not.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    I like cooking, maybe because for me it is actually quite an aggressive and controlling activity so it fits my character quite well. Moreover there is sometimes a small element of force-feeding going on after I cook, I care nothing for people who cry out NO MORE! Yes its true cooking for me is a little like going to war. It is entered into with a total abandonment of reason and a lack of safety of everyone around!

  4. Ana Prince:

    I feel like I want to cry because you never want to see your business closing, but everyone is healthy and we don't want them to get sick. It could get worse. So for the health of everybody, we made the decision (to close), but it wasn't easy at all.

  5. Don Marquis:

    prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into


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