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tearful

tear·ful

tearful

 
pronunciation:
tir fl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of or accompanied by tears; crying.
synonyms:
lachrymose, teary, watery, weepy
antonyms:
dry, dry-eyed, tearless
similar words:
dewy, drippy, moist
definition 2: causing or likely to cause tears; piteous; sad.
This scene of the play must be tearful.
synonyms:
affecting, emotional, heartrending, moving, pathetic, piteous, poignant, sad, touching
antonyms:
cheerful
similar words:
maudlin, mawkish, sentimental
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derivations: tearfully (adv.), tearfulness (n.)
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