cryesthesia cry·es·the·sia (krī’ĭs-thē’zhə)


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  • Cry for

    Also, cry out for; have a crying need for. Be in urgent need of, as in This wall cries for a second coat of paint, or This car is crying out for a good washing, or There is a crying need for order in this house. The figurative use of cry for, literally meaning “implore” […]

  • Crying

    [krahy-ing] /ˈkraɪ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. demanding attention or remedy; critical; severe: a crying evil. 2. reprehensible; odious; notorious: a crying shame. [krahy] /kraɪ/ verb (used without object), cried, crying. 1. to utter inarticulate sounds, especially of lamentation, grief, or suffering, usually with tears. 2. to weep; shed tears, with or without sound. 3. to call […]

  • Crying jag

    noun phrase A fit of uncontrollable weeping, often accompanying drunkenness: Florence got regular crying jags, and the men sought to cheer and comfort her (1904+)

  • Crying towel

    A figurative towel for wiping the tears of a self-pitying individual. For example, So you didn’t make the first team? Get out the crying towel. This expression is always used sarcastically. [ ; 1920s ]

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