Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

come across as

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of come across as

  1. to give the impression of being <the law professor comes across as a bit of an ogre at first, but he's actually quite personable> Synonyms act, appear, seem (as), come off (as), feel, look, make, soundRelated Words dissemble, pretend; recall, resemble, suggest; hint, imply, insinuate





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up come across as? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe perplex reduce disapprove
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ