What does crying mean?

Definitions for crying
ˈkraɪ ɪŋcry·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crying, weeping, tearsadjective

    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. clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instantadjective

    demanding attention

    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"

  3. crying(a), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rankadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. cryingnoun

    Action of the verb to cry.

    Their constant cryings kept us awake!

  2. cryingadjective

    That demands action or attention.

    There is a crying need for more manual workers in this country.

  3. cryingadjective

    That deserves rebuke or censure.

    It is a crying shame that he managed to get away with that!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crying

    of Cry

  2. Cryingadjective

    calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous; as, a crying evil

Freebase

  1. Crying

    "Crying" is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Orbison.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Crying

    To utter an inarticulate, characteristic sound in order to communicate or express a feeling, or desire for attention.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'crying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3996

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crying in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of crying in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Don’t worry about it. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it, what a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don’t worry, don’t worry. The mom’s running around like—don’t worry about it, you know. It’s young and beautiful and healthy and that’s what we want.

  2. Jeffrey Lewis:

    The 1-year-old was crying, and it appears no one was attending to the child.

  3. Bakari Sellers:

    I'm tired of grieving and crying. I'm tired of seeing the videos, then we protest, then we have a funeral, then we have another shooting. We grieve, we cry, we protest.

  4. Frederic Delarue:

    Crying means you have succeeded to open up beyond your mental.”

  5. Dorphise Jean:

    My son was crying. Throughout the whole experience he was crying, i just kept talking to him while driving.

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