Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crying

1 sense of crying

Sense 1
crying, weeping, tears -- (the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds); "I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears")
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cry

5 senses of cry

Sense 1
cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation -- (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Sense 2
cry, yell -- (a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain")
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Sense 3
war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword -- (a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'")
       => motto, slogan, catchword, shibboleth -- (a favorite saying of a sect or political group)

Sense 4
cry -- (a fit of weeping; "had a good cry")
       => effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition -- (an unrestrained expression of emotion)

Sense 5
cry -- (the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night")
       => sound -- (the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them")

Antonyms of verb cry

1 of 7 senses of cry

Sense 2
cry, weep -- (shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs")
       Antonym of laugh (Sense 1)
      => laugh, express joy, express mirth -- (produce laughter)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cry

7 senses of cry

Sense 1
shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")
          Phrasal Verb-> cry out#1

Sense 2
cry, weep -- (shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs")
       => express emotion, express feelings -- (give verbal or other expression to one's feelings)

Sense 3
exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout -- (utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost")
       => express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to -- (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse")

Sense 4
cry, blazon out -- (proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square")
       => announce, denote -- (make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings clearly")

Sense 5
cry -- (demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention")
       => want, need, require -- (have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner")

Sense 6
cry -- (utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 7
cry -- (bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj crying

2 senses of crying

Sense 1
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant -- (demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")

INDIRECT (VIA imperative) -> beseeching, pleading, imploring -- (begging)

Sense 2
crying (prenominal), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank -- (conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery")

INDIRECT (VIA conspicuous) -> inconspicuous, invisible -- (not prominent or readily noticeable; "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man")

Similarity of adj crying

2 senses of crying

Sense 1
clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant -- (demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need")
       => imperative (vs. beseeching) -- (requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative")

Sense 2
crying (prenominal), egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank -- (conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery")
       => conspicuous (vs. inconspicuous) -- (obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening")

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