Synonyms of cross in English:

cross


See definition of cross

noun

1‘his grave is marked by a bronze cross’

SYNONYMS

crucifix, rood

2‘his wife's illness is a great cross to bear’

SYNONYMS

burden, trouble, worry, trial, tribulation, affliction, curse, bane, hardship

vicissitude, misfortune, adversity

millstone, albatross

misery, woe, pain, sorrow, suffering, torment

thorn in one's flesh, thorn in one's side

informal hassle, stress, headache

archaic cumber

ANTONYMS

blessing

3‘the animal is a cross between a yak and a cow’

SYNONYMS

hybrid, hybridization, cross-breed, mixed breed, half-breed, half blood, mixture, amalgam, blend, combination, composite, conglomerate

mongrel, cur


verb

1‘I warn you not to cross the moors at night’

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travel across, go across, cut across, make one's way across, traverse, range over, tramp over, wander over

negotiate, navigate, cover

2‘the lake was crossed by a fine stone bridge’

SYNONYMS

span, bridge, arch, ford

go across, extend across, stretch across, pass over, arch over, vault over

3‘they reached the point where the two roads cross’

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intersect, meet, join, connect, criss-cross, interweave, intertwine

4‘if anybody crossed him he'd raise hell’

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oppose, resist, defy, thwart, frustrate, foil, obstruct, impede, hinder, hamper, block, check, deny, contradict, argue with, quarrel with

stand up to, take a stand against, take issue with, put up a fight against, set one's face against, fly in the face of

formal gainsay

rare controvert

ANTONYMS

support

5‘the breed was crossed with the similarly coloured Friesian’

SYNONYMS

hybridize, cross-breed, interbreed, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate, intercross, mix, intermix, blend


adjective

1‘he was exhausted, but he never got cross’

SYNONYMS

angry, annoyed, irate, irritated, in a bad mood, peeved, vexed, upset, irked, piqued, out of humour, put out, displeased, galled, resentful

irritable, short-tempered, bad-tempered, hot-tempered, ill-humoured, surly, churlish, disagreeable, irascible, touchy, snappy, snappish, impatient, peevish, petulant, fractious, crotchety, grouchy, grumpy, querulous, cantankerous, testy, tetchy, crabby, captious, splenetic, choleric, dyspeptic, waspish

informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, as cross as two sticks, apoplectic, aerated, hot under the collar, riled, on the warpath, up in arms, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a lather, in a paddy, fit to be tied

British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, not best pleased

Northern English informal mardy

North American informal sore, steamed, bent out of shape, soreheaded, teed off, ticked off

NZ Australian informal ropeable, snaky, crook

West Indian informal vex

British dated, informal in a bate, waxy

vulgar slang pissed off

North American vulgar slang pissed

literary ireful, wroth

ANTONYMS

pleased, good-humoured


Phrases

    cross something out

      ‘he crossed out several sentences’

      SYNONYMS

      delete, strike out, strike through, ink out, score out, scratch out, block out, blank out, edit out, blue-pencil, cancel, eliminate, obliterate

      technical

      dele