1. The process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds) (synset 100869874)
    "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
  1. Demanding attention (synset 300716342)
    "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
  2. Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible (synset 300582390)
    "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery"

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