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crying

Definitions of crying
  1. noun
    the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    “I hate to hear the crying of a child”
    synonyms: tears, weeping
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    types:
    snivel, sniveling
    whining in a tearful manner
    sob, sobbing
    convulsive gasp made while weeping
    bawling, wailing
    loud cries made while weeping
    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  2. adjective
    demanding attention
    “a crying need”
    synonyms: clamant, exigent, insistent, instant
    imperative
    requiring attention or action
  3. adjective
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    “a crying shame”
    synonyms: egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
    conspicuous
    obvious to the eye or mind
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