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1. crying

adjective. ['ˈkraɪɪŋ'] demanding attention.

Synonyms

  • clamant
  • insistent
  • instant
  • imperative

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cry (English)
  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Crying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • underlying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • overlying
  • implying
  • undying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • prying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing
  • shying

Example sentences of the word crying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
By crying, your cat may be demanding that you do something for him -- now.

2. Noun, singular or mass
His crying may be a simple demand for your undivided attention.

Quotes containing the word crying


1. My mother told me, 'Son, nobody else but God knows.' And that's what I'm about - reaching out to the people, crying with them, giving them hope. Visiting the hospital, visiting the kids with cancer, visiting the adults, and stuff like that. That's what I do.
- Mr. T

2. In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. 'Work hard. Don't quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.'
- Michael Keaton

3. Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

2. crying

adjective. ['ˈkraɪɪŋ'] conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible.

Synonyms

  • rank
  • glaring
  • conspicuous
  • gross
  • egregious

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • joyful
  • laugh

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cry (English)
  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. crying

noun. ['ˈkraɪɪŋ'] the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds).

Synonyms

  • wailing
  • sob
  • bawling
  • bodily process
  • sobbing
  • tears
  • activity
  • weeping
  • sniveling
  • bodily function
  • snivel

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cry (English)
  • crien (Middle English (1100-1500))
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