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Adjective: crying  krI-ing
  1. Demanding attention
    "a crying need";
    - clamant, exigent, insistent, instant
  2. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    "a crying shame";
    - egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
Noun: crying  krI-ing
  1. The process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    "I hate to hear the crying of a child";
    - weeping
Verb: cry  krI
  1. Utter a sudden loud cry
    "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle";
    - shout, shout out, call, yell, scream, holler [informal], hollo [non-standard], squall
  2. Shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death";
    - weep
  3. Utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    "'Help!' she cried"; "'I won!' he cried out";
    - exclaim, cry out, outcry, call out, shout
  4. Proclaim or announce in public
    "He cried his merchandise in the market square"; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news";
    - blazon out
  5. Demand immediate action
    "This situation is crying for attention"
  6. Utter a characteristic sound
    "The cat was crying"
  7. Bring into a particular state by crying
    "The little boy cried himself to sleep"

Derived forms: cryings

See also: conspicuous, imperative

Type of: activity, alter, announce, bodily function, bodily process, body process, change, denote, emit, express, express emotion, express feelings, give tongue to, let loose, let out, modify, need, require, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, want

Antonym: laugh

Encyclopedia: Crying, Waiting, Hoping

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