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😒 Crying Face emoji

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What does 😒 Crying Face emoji mean?

Feeling down and out? You’ll likely reach for the crying face emoji, which features a single tear rolling down a sad, mildly agonized face. This emoji is used not only to express one’s own emotional state, but to empathize with others.

Related words

😭 Loudly Crying Face emoji, 😢 Face Without Mouth emoji, πŸ˜• Confused Face emoji, πŸ˜‚ Face With Tears of Joy emoji, 😲 Astonished Face emoji

Where does 😒 Crying Face emoji come from?

The crying face emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. While most versions imply some mild trauma or despair, the LG version evokes a bit of “I’ll brave through this thing,” due perhaps to the lack of eyebrows, which makes the simple face appear more stoic.


Examples of 😒 Crying Face emoji

I hate taking breaks from gym, getting back into it is twice as hard😒
@aopheliabrown, August, 2018
Many of my problems would be solved if i had a bit more confidence 😒
@irlmazen, August, 2018
We’re having a mini band crisis 😒, help.
@jamesjasperr, August, 2018

Who uses 😒 Crying Face emoji?

Clearly a favored emoji when it comes to texting or posting about bad news, the crying face emoji is also useful to convey a sense of quiet despair, disappointment, malaise, and general sadness. It’s also used in much lighter situations and doesn’t always imply true unhappiness.

However, it’s favored over the loudly crying emoji to express sincere sympathies or to empathize with someone, as that more melodramatic emoji is widely used in a sarcastic, humorous ways, and can be misinterpreted.

You know that any public tribute from a 6’11” powerhouse to his mother is going to evoke a tear or two, so you might as well use it in the post.

Shedding a tear for the end of a vacation is almost always appropriate.

And of course, it’s more than fitting for the wrenching pain of heartbreak. Hey, we’ve all been there.

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