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Meaning of CRYING

Pronunciation:  'krIing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [adj]  demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
  3. [adj]  noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts; "a crying mass of rioters"; "a howling wind"; "shouting fans"; "the yelling fiend"
 

CRYING is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: clamant, exigent, howling, imperative, insistent, instant, noisy, shouting, tears, weeping, yelling
 
 See Also: activity, bawling, bodily function, bodily process, body process, snivel, sniveling, sob, sobbing, wailing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cry"ing\, a.
Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous;
as, a crying evil.

      Too much fondness for meditative retirement is not the
      crying sin of our modern Christianity.   --I. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acute, atrocious, bawling, blatant, blubbering, boanergean, brawling, burning, clamant, clamorous, clamoursome, compelling, critical, crucial, cry, demanding, desperate, dire, dissolved in tears, draining, exacting, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, fit of crying, flood of tears, good cry, grasping, greet, heinous, high-pressure, high-priority, howling, imperative, imperious, importunate, in tears, insistent, instant, lachryma, lachrymal, lachrymose, lachrymosity, lacrimatory, loud, loudmouthed, lowing, melting mood, monstrous, mugient, necessary, needed, noisy, obstreperous, openmouthed, overflowing eyes, persistent, pertinacious, pivotal, pressing, puling, ready to cry, scandalous, screaming, shocking, shouting, sniveling, sobbing, taxing, tear, tear bottle, teardrop, tearful, tearful eyes, tearfulness, tears, teary, ululant, urgent, vociferant, vociferating, vociferous, wailing, weepiness, weeping, weepy, whimpering, whining, with eyes suffused, yammering, yapping, yelling, yelping
 

 

 

 

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