crying

Primary Meanings of crying

1.
n
the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
2.
adj
demanding attention
3.
adj
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Full Definitions of crying
1

n 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
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

adj demanding attention

“a crying need”
Synonyms:
clamant, exigent, insistent, instant
imperative
requiring attention or action
3

adj 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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