Definition of a crying shame
- It's a crying shame that movies are often so violent these days.
- It'd be a crying shame to miss the beginning of the show.
: calling for notice
: notorious, heinous
: a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety
: the susceptibility to such emotion
: a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute : ignominy
: to bring shame to : disgrace
: to put to shame by outdoing
: to cause to feel shame
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