crying

[ krahy-ing ]
/ ˈkraɪ ɪŋ /

adjective

demanding attention or remedy; critical; severe: a crying evil.
reprehensible; odious; notorious: a crying shame.

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Origin of crying

First recorded in 1300–50, crying is from the Middle English word cryenge.See cry, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM crying

cry·ing·ly, adverbun·cry·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crying

crying
/ (ˈkraɪɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) notorious; lamentable (esp in the phrase crying shame)
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