a crying need

Definition of a crying need

:a very obvious need :a serious and important need
  • There's a crying need for reform in this city.

Word by Word Definitions

crying play
  1. : calling for notice

  2. : notorious, heinous

need play
  1. : necessary duty : obligation

  2. : a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful

  3. : a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism

  1. : to be needful or necessary

  2. : to be in want

  3. : to be in need of : require


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