1 weep, sob, wail, keen, bawl, shed tears:
Paul cried when they took his mother away.
2 whimper, snivel, pule, mewl, whine, moan, groan, fret, Colloq turn on the waterworks, Brit grizzle:
Don't cry over spilt milk.
3 cry out for. demand, need, call for, beg for, plead for:
Her hair is so untidy it cries out for trimming. Wanton murder cries out for vengeance.
4 scream, shriek, wail, howl, yowl:
I heard the mournful cries of those being tortured.
5 shout, whoop, yell, howl:
Uttering blood-curdling cries, the rebels attacked.
6 call, sound, note:
The noise was the cry of the lesser grebe to its mate.
7 war cry, battle-cry, slogan, watchword:
'Down with the king!' was the cry used to rally the rabble.
8 a far cry. a long way, quite a distance, remote, distant, not, not quite, very different (from):
This report is a far cry from what I had expected.