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Synonyms and Antonyms of cross

  1. 1 being offspring produced by parents of different races, breeds, species, or genera <raises both purebred and cross lambs> Synonyms cold-blooded (or coldblood), mixed, crossbred, hybrid, mongrelRelated Words grade, half-bred; dihybrid, trihybrid; crossed, hybridized, interbred, outcrossedNear Antonyms pedigreed (or pedigree); inbred, linebred, straightbredAntonyms blooded, full-blood, full-blooded, purebred, thoroughbred

  2. 2 easily irritated or annoyed <she was cross all day because of a nagging headache> Synonyms choleric, crabby, cranky, irritable, crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, raspy, ratty, short-tempered, snappish, snappy, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspishRelated Words bearish, bilious, cantankerous, cross-grained, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, dyspeptic, ill-humored, ill-natured, ill-tempered, off-color (or off-colored), ornery, querulous, snarly, surly; argumentative, bellicose, belligerent, combative, contentious, disputatious, fractious, fretful, pugnacious, quarrelsome, scrappy, truculent; huffy, pouty, sensitive, short, sulky, sullen, tetchy, thin-skinned, touchy; hot-blooded, passionateNear Antonyms affable, companionable, cordial, extroverted (also extraverted), friendly, genial, gregarious, outgoing, sociable; agreeable, amiable, good-natured, good-tempered, sweet, well-disposed; carefree, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, relaxed; forbearing, long-suffering, obliging, patient, stoic (or stoical), tolerant, uncomplaining, understanding



Synonyms and Antonyms of cross

  1. 1 a test of faith, patience, or strength <dyslexia is just my cross to bear, and I accepted it long ago> Synonyms trial, crucible, fire, gauntlet (also gantlet), ordealRelated Words baptism, initiation; adversity, affliction, asperity, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, privation, tragedy, tribulation, trouble, vicissitude, woe; acid test, litmus test; challenge, complication, difficulty, grief, grievance, hardship, rigor; annoyance, discomfort, inconvenience, nuisance

  2. 2 an offspring of parents with different genes especially when of different races, breeds, species, or genera <the mare is an Arabian-Thoroughbred cross> Synonyms hybrid, crossbred, crossbreed, intercross, mongrelRelated Words mule; outcross; half-bred; mulattoNear Antonyms full-blood, pureblood, purebred, thoroughbred



Synonyms and Antonyms of cross

  1. 1 to be unfaithful or disloyal to <people who cross the local mob boss usually are found floating in the river> Synonyms backstab, betray, double-cross, sell (out), two-timeRelated Words give away; inform (on), peach, rat (on), shop [British], snitch (on), split (on) [British], tell (on), turn inNear Antonyms defend, guard, protect, safeguard, save, shieldAntonyms stand by

  2. 2 to divide by passing through or across <there's a light where that street crosses Main Street> Synonyms bisect, intersect, cutRelated Words crisscross, decussate

  3. 3 to make one's way through, across, or over <you may have to cross some woods on the way> Synonyms course, cover, traverse, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), perambulate, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travelRelated Words hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross

  4. 4 to enter the mind of <the idea did cross me that he might be pulling my leg> Synonyms come (to), occur, dawn (on), strikeRelated Words recall, recollect, remember, reminisce; con, learn, memorize; appear, arrive, emerge, materializeNear Antonyms forget, unlearn; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook

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