Definition of Tearing

1. Noun. Shedding tears.

Exact synonyms: Lachrymation, Lacrimation, Watering
Generic synonyms: Activity, Bodily Function, Bodily Process, Body Process
Derivative terms: Tear, Water



2. Adjective. Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid. "Violent passions"
Exact synonyms: Fierce, Trigger-happy, Vehement, Violent
Similar to: Intense
Derivative terms: Fierceness

Definition of Tearing

1. Verb. (present participle of tear) ¹

2. Adjective. very hasty ¹

3. Noun. The act by which something is torn; a laceration. ¹

4. Noun. (computer graphics) Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames. ¹

5. Noun. (medicine) continuous shedding of tears; epiphora ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tearing

1. tear [v] - See also: tear

Medical Definition of Tearing

1. 1. The watery eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek. 2. The emphatic repetition of a word or phrase, at the end of several sentences or stanzas. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. To bring to or upon; + to bring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tearing

teareth
tearful
tearfully
tearfulness
tearfulnesses
teargas
teargases
tearier
teariest
tearily
teariness
tearinesses
tearing (current term)
tearing away
tearing down
tearing mode
tearingly
tearings
tearjerker
tearjerkers
tearjerking
tearjerkingly
tearless
tearlessly
tearlessness
tearlike
tearoom

Literary usage of Tearing

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1. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... when at the windows of the attics in the chateau appeared men-servants tearing their liveries to pieces. They flung their torn clothes into the garden, ..."

2. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"[ 142 ] (R- 4) Revocation by Obliterating, tearing, &C, ... tearing^ er alliterating the Came by the ..."

3. A Selection of Cases on Commercial Law by James Calvin Reed (1917)
"WILL tearing A WILL AMOUNT TO A REVOCATION? DOE D. PERKES v. PERKES 3 B. & Ald. 439 (1820) Ejectment for messuages and lands in the parish of Walsall. ..."

4. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... alehouse or a brandy-shop to be married, even on a Sunday stopping them as they go to church, and almost tearing their clothes off their backs. ..."

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