a far cry from

Definition of a far cry from

  1. :  very different from (something or someone) The movie is a far cry from the book. He's a far cry from the idealistic young writer he once was.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  at or to a considerable distance in space

    :  to a great extent :  much

    :  by a broad interval :  widely

  1. :  remote in space

    :  distinctly different in quality or relationship

    :  remote in time

  1. :  to utter loudly :  shout

    :  beg, beseech

    :  to proclaim publicly :  advertise

  1. :  an instance of crying: such as

    :  an inarticulate utterance of distress, rage, or pain

    :  outcry, clamor


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