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Synonyms for cry
kraɪcry

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Wiktionary

  1. cryverb

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

  2. cryverb

    To shed tears; to weep.

    That sad movie always makes me cry.

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

  3. cryverb

    To shout, scream, yell.

    I heard a cry from afar.

    Synonyms:
    weep

    Antonyms:
    laugh

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferationnoun

    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, yellnoun

    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, watchwordnoun

    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. crynoun

    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. cryverb

    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, squallverb

    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, weepverb

    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, shoutverb

    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 outverb

    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. cryverb

    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. cryverb

    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. cryverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. yowlverb

    Submitted by davidb on June 21, 2021  
  2. sulkverb

    lightly crying

    i sulked at the sight off the dead body

    Submitted by DaemonSmith on August 24, 2021  
  3. exclaimed

    'i am not a communist ', he exclaimed

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cryverb

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

  2. cryverb

    Synonyms:
    weep, sob, shed tears

  3. cryverb

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

  4. cryverb

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

  5. crynoun

    Synonyms:
    exclamation, ejaculation, outcry, acclamation

  6. crynoun

    Synonyms:
    plaint, lament, lamentation, crying, weeping

  7. crynoun

    Synonyms:
    scream, screech, howl, yell, roar

  8. crynoun

    Synonyms:
    pack of hounds

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How to use cry in a sentence?

  1. Michelle Currie:

    I have to laugh because otherwise I may cry.

  2. Aaron Bulmer:

    I heard that cry and that was like music to my ears as a parent because he was going to be all right.

  3. Stephen Smith:

    I was so happy. I couldn’t even cry for hours. I was in shock, i know Stephen. He wouldn’t have been in that road. He had his phone on him. He would have called.

  4. Viktor Orban:

    You might understand if I don't cry my eyes out.

  5. Drew Dilkens:

    It has gathered a head of steam, yes, with folks who are feeling upset about vaccine restrictions or mandates, having to wear a mask, but it's also been a gathering point and rallying cry for many who are just angry with government in general. And so it is unclear how this ends, and what would make everyone happy so that they go away and stop protesting. We're not sure.


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