Crying meaning

krīĭng
Present participle of cry.
verb
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Demanding or requiring action or attention.

A crying need.

adjective
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That deserves rebuke or censure.

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

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Action of the verb cry.

Their constant cryings kept us awake!

noun
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Abominable; reprehensible.

A crying shame.

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That cries.
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Demanding immediate notice or remedy.

A crying need.

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That demands action or attention.

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

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for crying out loud!
  • An exclamation of annoyance or surprise.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of crying

  • cry +‎ -ing

    From Wiktionary