Synonyms for crying

Synonyms for (noun) crying

Synonyms: tears, weeping, crying

Definition: the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

Usage: I hate to hear the crying of a child; she was in tears

Similar words: bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity

Definition: an organic process that takes place in the body

Usage: respiratory activity

Synonyms for (adjective) crying

Synonyms: flagrant, rank, egregious, crying, glaring, gross

Definition: conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

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

Similar words: conspicuous

Definition: obvious to the eye or mind

Usage: a tower conspicuous at a great distance; wore conspicuous neckties; made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening


Synonyms: insistent, instant, clamant, crying, exigent

Definition: demanding attention

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

Similar words: imperative

Definition: requiring attention or action

Usage: as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative; requests that grew more and more imperative