demanding attention or remedy; critical; severe: a crying evil.
reprehensible; odious; notorious: a crying shame.
- cry·ing·ly, adverb
- un·cry·ing, adjective
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How to use crying in a sentence
The crying came when the 17-year-old was trying to make sense, on her own, of the complex form required to apply for the financial aid she needed as the first in her low-income family to go to college.As admissions season descends, warning signs appear for low-income applicants | Jon Marcus | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Today I rally but do not have the energy to both skin and keep my crying in check.
Their coughs echoed through the dorm at night, mixed, some remembered, with the quieter sounds of crying.
The forest was dense here, the trail overgrown, and you were about to reach reflexively for the phone you didn’t have, to shed some light on the path, when you first heard the crying.
This year’s pandemic means there is no crying—or spitting—in baseball.This Year's World Series Isn't the First Played During a Pandemic. Here's What Happened to Baseball in 1918 | Melissa August | October 23, 2020 | Time
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.
Teachers are told never to put an arm around a crying child.
After my crying spell stopped, I gritted my teeth, tucked my crutch under my right arm, and turned to my husband.
Suddenly, you are crying, breathless, raging, and on quieter days just going through the motions.
The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
They were standing over the cots in the nursery late at night, and I think that Mamma was crying softly.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
The atmosphere seemed drawn taut before him as though it must any instant split open upon a sound of crying.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
I noticed that you had set her crying again, Lucy, for about the tenth time to-day.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
British Dictionary definitions for crying
(prenominal) notorious; lamentable (esp in the phrase crying shame)
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