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lachrymose

lach·ry·mose

lachrymose

 
 
pronunciation:
lae kr mos
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: weeping, tending to weep readily, or being on the point of tears; tearful.
The child's lachrymose expression made me take pity on her.
antonyms:
risible
similar words:
tearful
definition 2: causing or likely to cause weeping; sorrowful.
The story of those years of war is a lachrymose one.
antonyms:
comic, risible
derivations: lachrymosely (adv.), lachrymosity (n.)
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