BrE BrE//ˈkraɪɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkraɪɪŋ//
(informal) used to emphasize that you think something is extremely bad or shocking It's a crying shame to waste all that food.
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a great and urgent need for something There is a crying need for more funds.
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