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  • adj.weeping
  • adj.demanding attention

synonyms for crying

  • mourning
  • sobbing
  • tearful
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How to use crying in a sentence

The crying came when the 17-year-old was trying to make sense, on her own, of the complex form required to apply for the financial aid she needed as the first in her low-income family to go to college.
AS ADMISSIONS SEASON DESCENDS, WARNING SIGNS APPEAR FOR LOW-INCOME APPLICANTSJON MARCUSFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Today I rally but do not have the energy to both skin and keep my crying in check.
SMALL SKI AREAS, BIG IMPACTDINA MISHEVFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Their coughs echoed through the dorm at night, mixed, some remembered, with the quieter sounds of crying.
TO STAY OR TO GO?HANNAH DREIERDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The forest was dense here, the trail overgrown, and you were about to reach reflexively for the phone you didn’t have, to shed some light on the path, when you first heard the crying.
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This year’s pandemic means there is no crying—or spitting—in baseball.
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The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They were standing over the cots in the nursery late at night, and I think that Mamma was crying softly.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
The atmosphere seemed drawn taut before him as though it must any instant split open upon a sound of crying.
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His duty it was to stand at the head of the scalding trough, watch in hand, to "time" the length of the scald, crying "Hog in!"
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I noticed that you had set her crying again, Lucy, for about the tenth time to-day.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO CRYING

  • bellowing
  • blubbering
  • crying
  • groan
  • lament
  • lamentation
  • plaint
  • sobbing
  • wailing
  • weeping
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.