a crying shame

Definition of a crying shame

  1. :  a situation that makes one feel sad or disappointed <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.>

Word by Word Definitions

cryingplay
  1. :  calling for notice

    :  notorious, heinous

shameplay
  1. :  a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety

    :  the susceptibility to such emotion

    :  a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute :  ignominy

  1. :  to bring shame to :  disgrace

    :  to put to shame by outdoing

    :  to cause to feel shame


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