Definition of Far cry

1. Noun. Distance estimated in terms of the audibility of a cry. "It's a far cry from here"

Generic synonyms: Farawayness, Farness, Remoteness

2. Noun. A disappointing disparity. "It was a far cry from what he had expected"
Generic synonyms: Disparity

Definition of Far cry

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something very dissimilar or different. ¹

2. Adverb. much: to a great extent or degree ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Far Cry

far Western analysis
far and away
far and near
far and wide
far away
far be it
far cry (current term)
far east
far fetched
far from
far gone
far left
far off
far out
far point
far point of convergence
far point of eye
far points
far post
far right
far sight

Literary usage of Far cry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Anthology, 1787-1900: Selections Illustrating the Editor's by Edmund Clarence Stedman (1900)
"For this, that thou prayest ill things, thy prayers are an anger-rent scroll; The chamber of audit is closed, — 't is a far cry to Heaven, my soul, — Oh, ..."

2. Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Company, Steven C. Stultz, John B. Litto (1913)
"The possibility of loss of human life should also be considered, though this may seem a far cry from the question of repair costs. ..."

3. Soldier Songs by Patrick MacGill (1917)
"IT'S A FAR, far cry IT'S a far, far cry to my own land, A hundred leagues or more, To moorlands where the fairies flit In Rosses and Gweedore, ..."

4. Fiji and Its Possibilities by Beatrice Ethel Grimshaw (1907)
"FIJI AND ITS POSSIBILITIES CHAPTER I DESCRIPTIVE AND HUMOROUS A far cry to Fiji—The Wonderful Hills—History of Fiji- Link between Eastern and Western ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"far cry from. It it a far fry from . . . to . . . ; as, it is a tar cry from ... Sir Walter Scott several times uses the phrase " It's a far cry to Lochow ..."

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