Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Demanding or requiring action or attention: a crying need.
  • adj. Abominable; reprehensible: a crying shame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That demands action or attention.
  • adj. That deserves rebuke or censure.
  • n. Action of the verb to cry.
  • v. Present participle of cry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Demanding attention or remedy; notorious; unendurable.
  • Melancholy; lamenting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
  • adj. demanding attention
  • adj. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

Etymologies

cry +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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