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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 for "cry":

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

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How to use cry in a sentence?

  1. Edgar Lungu:

    I personally believe that since we humbled ourselves and cried out to God, the Lord has heard our cry, i appeal to all of you to do your best and leave the rest to God.

  2. Marques Houston:

    I was so nervous that I was actually shaking, but everything felt perfect when I saw Miya Dickey walk down the aisle, i told her I wasn't going to cry, but I couldn't hold it in. I cried like a baby.

  3. The Washingtonian:

    But Cantor, who was defeated in his 2014 primary by unknown economics professor Dave Brat, seemed to admit theGOPbattle-cry was just a charade. … ‘We sort of all got what was going on, that there was this disconnect in terms of communication, because no one wanted to take the time out in the general public to even think about ‘Wait a minute — that can’t happen,’ if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be.

  4. Keith Thibodeaux:

    I needed a savior because I got down to the end of my rope when I was playing rock, and just went down into the drug world and I was clinically depressed. It was at that point that God answered my prayer - my cry.

  5. Lopez Obradors:

    When I go on tour, when I meet families - above all mothers - they pull me, they shake me, they cry. I bear it all because I know what they are suffering without their children and their loved ones.


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