1. [ adjective ] noisy with or as if with loud cries and shouts
Synonyms: yelling howling shouting

"a crying mass of rioters" "a howling wind" "shouting fans" "the yelling fiend"

Related terms: noisy
2. [ adjective ] conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Synonyms: glaring flagrant gross rank egregious

"a crying shame" "an egregious lie" "flagrant violation of human rights" "a glaring error" "gross ineptitude" "gross injustice" "rank treachery"

Related terms: conspicuous
3. [ adjective ] demanding attention
Synonyms: insistent exigent instant clamant

"clamant needs" "a crying need" "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken "insistent hunger" "an instant need"

Related terms: imperative
4. [ noun ] (biology) the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
Synonyms: tears weeping

"I hate to hear the crying of a child" "she was in tears"

Related terms: bodily_process sob snivel wailing sobbing cry
Similar spelling:   cringe