Synonyms of cross
1 go across • She was partly to blame for failing to look as she crossed the road.
traverse • I traversed the narrow pedestrian bridge.
2 spanDictionary • A bridge crosses the river about half a mile outside the village.
span • the humped iron bridge spanning the railway
bridge • a tree used to bridge the river
ford • We forded the river.
3 intersectDictionary • The two roads cross at this junction.
intersect • The centre of the city is intersected by the main waterways.
meet • a crossing where four paths meet
intertwine • Trees and creepers intertwined, blocking our way.
4 opposeDictionary • He was not a man to cross.
oppose • Mr Taylor was bitter towards those who had opposed him.
hinder • Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
obstruct • The authorities are obstructing the investigation.
deny • She denied the accusations.
block • All attempts to complain to his superiors were blocked.
resist • They resisted our attempts to modernize distribution.
frustrate • The government has deliberately frustrated his efforts.
foil • A brave police chief foiled an armed robbery.
thwart • They were doing all they could to thwart the terrorists.
impede • Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
1 crucifixDictionary • She wore a cross on a silver chain.
2 troubleDictionary • My wife is much cleverer than I am; it is a cross I have to bear.
trouble • She tells me her troubles. I tell her mine.
worry • His last years were overshadowed by financial worry.
trial • the trials of adolescence
load • High blood pressure imposes an extra load on the heart.
burden • Her illness will be an impossible burden on him.
misery • There is no point dwelling on the miseries of the past.
woe • He did not tell his friends about all his woes.
misfortune • He had had his full share of misfortunes.
affliction • Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
tribulation • the trials and tribulations of everyday life
3 mixtureDictionary • The noise that came out was a cross between a laugh and a bark.
mixture • a mixture between Reggae, Bhangra, and Soul fusion
combination • A combination of factors are to blame.
blend • He makes up his own blends of flour.
amalgam • I tend to make my characters an amalgam of several people.
amalgamation • The organization was formed by an amalgamation of two groups.
4 crossbreedDictionary • a cross between a collie and a poodle
hybrid • a hybrid between watermint and spearmint
mongrel • They were walking their pet mongrel on the outskirts of the town when it happened.
1 angryDictionary • Everyone was getting bored and cross.
angry • He's an angry man.
impatient • He becomes impatient as the hours pass.
irritable • He had been waiting for an hour and was starting to feel irritable.
hacked (off) (informal)
pissed (taboo, slang)
crusty • a crusty old colonel with a gruff manner
snappy • He wasn't irritable or snappy.
grumpy • I know people think I'm a grumpy old man.
vexed • He was vexed by the art establishment's rejection of his work.
pissed off (taboo, slang)
sullen • The offenders lapsed into a sullen silence.
surly • He behaves in a surly and rude manner towards me.
fractious • The children were predictably fractious.
petulant • He whined like a petulant child.
disagreeable • He's a shallow, disagreeable man.
churlish • It seemed churlish to refuse an offer meant so kindly.
peeved (informal) • Susan couldn't help feeling a little peeved.
ill-tempered • He sounded like an ill-tempered child.
irascible • He had an irascible temper.
cantankerous • You're just a cantankerous old man.
tetchy • You always get tetchy when you're hungry.
ratty (British, New Zealand, informal) • I was beginning to get a bit ratty and fed up.
tooshie (Australian, slang)
testy • Ben's getting a little testy in his old age.
fretful • an extremely fretful four-month old baby
waspish • Her tone was somewhat waspish and abrupt.
in a bad mood
grouchy (informal) • Grandfather is a grouchy old so-and-so.
querulous • a querulous male voice
shirty (slang, mainly British)
peevish • Lack of sleep always made him peevish.
splenetic (literary) • retired military men with splenetic opinions
crotchety (informal) • a crotchety old man
liverish • By the end, I was liverish and nettled.
out of humour
hoha (New Zealand)
transverse • one of the table's transverse supports
diagonal • a pattern of diagonal lines
oblique • The mountain ridge runs at an oblique angle to the coastline.
opposing • I have a friend who holds the opposing view.
opposed • people with views almost diametrically opposed to his own
contrary • His sister was of the contrary opinion to his.
adverse • Wine lakes and butter mountains have drawn considerable adverse publicity.
unfavourable • Unfavourable economic conditions were blocking a recovery.
PHRASAL VERB:▷ cross something out or off
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• Wine lakes and butter mountains have drawn considerable adverse publicity.
afflictionAn affliction is something which causes physical or mental suffering.
• Hay fever is an affliction that arrives at an early age.
amalgamSomething that is an amalgam of two or more things is a mixture of them.
• I tend to make my characters an amalgam of several people.
Thesaurus for cross from the Collins English Thesaurus
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