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Synonyms for crying

compelling immediate attention

Synonyms for crying

the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

demanding attention

conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

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"Crying lessons depression so one should cry bitterly when frustrated," she added .
'You definitely have a very serious condition that may result in blindness if care is not taken.' I was glad she didn't ask me the dreaded question whether her problem was caused by excessive crying? My answer would have been non-committal or perhaps 'No.' Neither would I have been able to answer if crying had made it worse.
So, what are really the conditions and circumstances that make crying appropriate for both men and women and why do cultures still insist that big boys don't cry?
The 1- to 2-week visit is a key time to teach parents about the expected upcoming crying and ways to manage it.
When you stop crying, that's when you need to wonder what is wrong." USC
But crying has become my way of catharsis, to purge myself of all the stress and drama.
Crying at birth means we've entered an enigmatic world.
The highest levels of colic -- defined as crying more than three hours a day for at least three days a week -- were found in babies in Britain, Canada and Italy, while the lowest colic rates were found in Denmark and Germany.
"The parents were so relieved, the mum was crying, the dad was crying, I was crying, my husband was crying and even the policeman started.
I find myself crying over Gogglebox most weeks and my friend (who shall remain nameless to keep her dignity) admitted to once crying because she'd run out of Branflakes and had to have Kellogg's cornflakes instead.
All babies will experience inconsolable crying at some point, but not all babies cry the same amount.
Uncontrollable or involuntary crying has been widely reported after many types of neurological damage or disease, where it may be labelled as 'pathological laughing or crying', 'pseudobulbar affect', 'emotionalism' or 'involuntary emotional expression disorder' (IEED) to name but a few of the many terms in use.
Q"MY baby cries almost continually - could so much crying just be colic?
Although research of this nature is rare, there is evidence to suggest an acoustic profile of crying that is specific to SIDS.