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crying

[krahy-ing] /ˈkraɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
demanding attention or remedy; critical; severe:
a crying evil.
2.
reprehensible; odious; notorious:
a crying shame.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English cryenge. See cry, -ing2
Related forms
cryingly, adverb
uncrying, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uncrying

crying

/ˈkraɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) notorious; lamentable (esp in the phrase crying shame)
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Slang definitions & phrases for uncrying

crying

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for crying out loud


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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