HyperDic: crying

English > 3 senses of the word crying:
NOUNactcrying, weeping, tearsthe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
ADJECTIVEallcrying, clamant, exigent, insistent, instantdemanding attention
allcrying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rankconspicuously and outrageously bad / bad or reprehensible
crying > pronunciation
Soundskray'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > crying: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdemanding attention.
Example "a crying need"
Synonymsclamant, exigent, insistent, instant
Broaderimperativerequiring attention or action
Spanishapremiante, inaplazable, insistente, perentorio, urgente
Catalanapressant, exigent, inaplaçable, insistent, peremptori, urgent
English > crying: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconspicuously and outrageously bad / bad or reprehensible.
Example"a crying shame"
Synonymsegregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
Broaderconspicuousobvious to the eye or mind
Spanishabominable, atroz, craso, escandaloso, flagrante, grave, tremendo
Catalanabominable, atroç, escandalós, flagrant
English > crying: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds).
Example"I hate to hear the crying of a child"
Synonymsweeping, tears
Narrowersnivel, snivelingwhining in a tearful manner
sob, sobbingconvulsive gasp made while weeping
wailing, bawlingloud cries made while weeping
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishlágrima, llanto, llorera, lloro
Catalanploradissa, ploralla, plor
Verbscryshed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
crybring into a particular state by crying

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