far cry

noun
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of far cry

1 : a long distance
2 : something notably different
  • the effects of the new law were a far cry from what was intended

Examples of far cry in a Sentence

  1. the hotel is a far cry from the train station, so you'd better call a cab

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First Known Use of far cry

1817

far cry Synonyms

Antonyms

hair, inch, step, stone's throw;

Related Words

infinity, light-year;


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