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See definition of cross-purposes on Dictionary.com
  • as inMexican standoff
  • as incross purposes
  • as indisagreement

synonyms for cross-purposes

  • collision
  • dead heat
  • deadlock
  • even money
  • showdown
  • standoff
  • wash
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • argument
  • bickering
  • clash
  • conflict
  • controversy
  • debate
  • difference
  • discord
  • dissent
  • disunity
  • division
  • feud
  • fight
  • friction
  • hostility
  • misunderstanding
  • opposition
  • spat
  • split
  • squabble
  • strife
  • tension
  • wrangle
  • altercation
  • atmospherics
  • breach
  • break
  • contention
  • contest
  • dissidence
  • disunion
  • hassle
  • rupture
  • variance
  • vendetta
  • words
  • clashing
  • divisiveness
  • falling out
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • jarring
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How to use cross-purposes in a sentence

In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Results are easily and quickly obtained, and are probably accurate enough for all clinical purposes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The alternate hexameter and pentameter are, for most purposes, a more agreeable measure than the hexameter by itself.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Altogether, it seems that not more than one-third of our fast diminishing total are available for actual fighting purposes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But all these fiscal operations should be, for our present purposes, separated from monetary operations.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
At Jaques Cartier they had but one batteau to cross the army over with, and were fired upon during the whole time by two frigates.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
As regards Great Britain, the gold standard is yet preserved for all practical purposes.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Father Salvierderra said if we repined under our crosses, then a heavier cross would be laid on us.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Pretty well for "a cross between an Astley's chariot, a flying machine and a treadmill."
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CROSS-PURPOSES

  • collision
  • cross-purposes
  • dead heat
  • deadlock
  • even money
  • showdown
  • standoff
  • wash
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.