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    crying

    crying - Dictionary definition and meaning for word crying

    Definition
    (noun) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    Synonyms : tears , weeping
    Example Sentence
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
    Definition
    (adj) demanding attention
    Synonyms : clamant , exigent , insistent , instant
    Example Sentence
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need
    Definition
    (adj) conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    Synonyms : egregious , flagrant , glaring , gross , rank
    Example Sentence
    • a crying shame
    • an egregious lie
    • flagrant violation of human rights
    • a glaring error
    • gross ineptitude
    • gross injustice
    • rank treachery
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