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Meaning & Definition of Crying in English

English

Crying

/kraɪɪŋ/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • crying
  • ,
  • weeping
  • ,
  • tears

adjective

1. Demanding attention

  • "Clamant needs"
  • "A crying need"
  • "Regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- h.l.mencken
  • "Insistent hunger"
  • "An instant need"
    synonym:
  • clamant
  • ,
  • crying
  • ,
  • exigent
  • ,
  • insistent
  • ,
  • instant

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • crying(a)
  • ,
  • egregious
  • ,
  • flagrant
  • ,
  • glaring
  • ,
  • gross
  • ,
  • rank

Examples of using

Pull yourself together and stop crying.
He lowered his head and began crying.
She fell asleep crying.