(noun, adjective, verb)


1. demanding attention

- a crying need

Similar word(s): imperative, clamant, exigent, insistent, instant

2. noticeably and outrageously bad or reprehensible.

- a crying shame

Similar word(s): conspicuous, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank

Sentences with crying as an adjective:

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

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


1. the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

- I hate to hear the crying of a child

Similar word(s): tears, weeping

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with crying as a noun:

- Their constant cryings kept us awake!


1. present participle of cry