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

How to pronounce crying?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mariana Fulger:

    Art is the essence of beauty. The artist, a mute that practiced crying until he managed to shout free of dissonance.

  2. John Conneely:

    It was very chaotic, when we first arrived, there had to be about a hundred people out on the street, screaming, crying, people yelling.

  3. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin:

    The protesters, in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv, revealed an open and raw wound at the heart of Israeli society, the pain of a community crying out over a sense of discrimination, racism, and of being unanswered.

  4. Abbie Clements:

    I remember in particular one fire drill. I remember grabbing onto my students, running out, crying, they didn't see me [ crying ] because they're small, but my heart was racing.

  5. Jessica Greaney:

    I wasn’t allowed to sleep properly for nearly a week, it was not dissimilar from Chinese water torture. After the fourth day, not only was I going insane and crying every five minutes, nothing was changing.

Images & Illustrations of crying

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. tacky
    • D. extroversive

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