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Definition of 'crying'

See also: cry 


  1. the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
       Synonyms: weeping tears


  1. noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts; "a crying mass of rioters"; "shouting fans"; "the yelling fiend"
       Synonyms: yelling shouting
  2. demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
       Synonyms: clamant exigent insistent instant
  3. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"
       Synonyms: egregious flagrant glaring gross rank

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