noisy, clamorous ...a1382 obs.
from Anglo-Norman crious (also crieis, criois) (clamorous), from crier (vb. cry) + -ous
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
a1382 - see EXAMPLE below
"...A fool womman, and crious, and ful of euele draȝtis to delicis, and no þing outerli kunnende, ſat in þe ȝate doris of hir hous, vpon a ſete, in þe heȝe place of þe cite..."
From: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal books, in the earliest English versions made from the Latin Vulgate
- John Wycliffe and His Followers.
Edited by the Rev. Josiah Forshall and Sir Frederic Madden