Definition of Tearful

1. Adjective. Filled with or marked by tears. "Tearful entreaties"




2. Adjective. Showing sorrow.
Exact synonyms: Dolorous, Dolourous, Lachrymose, Weeping
Similar to: Sorrowful
Derivative terms: Dolor, Dolor, Tearfulness

Definition of Tearful

1. a. Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful eyes.

Definition of Tearful

1. Adjective. accompanied by tears. ¹

2. Adjective. sorrowful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tearful

1. full of tears [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tearful

tearaway
tearaway(a)
tearaways
teardown
teardowns
teardrop
teardrop tubeshoulder
teardrop tubeshoulders
teardrops
teare
teared
tearer
tearers
tearest
teareth
tearful (current term)
tearfully
tearfulness
tearfulnesses
teargas
teargases
tearier
teariest
tearily
teariness
tearinesses
tearing

Literary usage of Tearful

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The tearful comedy, 'Comedie larmoyante,1 pathetic and sentimental, had a considerable popularity in England and France, and was sustained by the criticism ..."

2. Almayer's Folly: A Story of an Eastern River by Joseph Conrad (1895)
"... of Sambir the Trovatore fitfully wept, wailed, and bade good-bye to his Leonore again and again in a mournful round of tearful and endless iteration. .4 ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"... the symbol and pledge of your final and complete enfranchisement Your silent and tearful prayers to God for rescue from the despotism that enthrals you ..."

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