- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||weeping, tending to weep readily, or being on the point of tears; tearful.
The child's lachrymose expression made me take pity on her.
- similar words:
||causing or likely to cause weeping; sorrowful.
The story of those years of war is a lachrymose one.
- comic, risible
||lachrymosely (adv.), lachrymosity (n.)
The word lachrymose
contains the following parts:
that means tears
that means having many or much of; tending toward
More about this word part:
Adjectives ending in -ose1
were borrowed as whole words from Latin, where the suffix was -osus. The suffix -ose1
is therefore always attached to a bound Latin root. Most adjectives ending in -ose1
have a corresponding noun form ending in -ity (verbose
: verbosity). See -osity