crying

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adjective cry·ing \ˈkrī-iŋ\

Definition of crying

  1. 1 :  calling for notice a crying need

  2. 2 :  notorious, heinous a crying shame

Examples of crying in a Sentence

  1. a crying need for more activities for young people in this town

Circa 1605

First Known Use of crying

circa 1605





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