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Definition 1: the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I hate to hear the crying of a child
  • she was in tears

Synonyms for crying in the sense of this definition

(crying is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of crying ) whining in a tearful manner

(... is a kind of crying ) convulsive gasp made while weeping

(... is a kind of crying ) loud cries made while weeping

Definition 2: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crying shame
  • an egregious lie
  • flagrant violation of human rights
  • a glaring error
  • gross ineptitude
  • gross injustice
  • rank treachery

Synonyms for crying in the sense of this definition

(crying is similar to ...) obvious to the eye or mind

"a tower conspicuous at a great distance" "wore conspicuous neckties" "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"

Definition 3: demanding attention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crying or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clamant needs
  • a crying need
  • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous
  • insistent hunger
  • an instant need

Synonyms for crying in the sense of this definition

(crying is similar to ...) requiring attention or action

"as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative" "requests that grew more and more imperative"

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