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Definition of the adjective tearful

What does tearful mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more tearful / most tearful

  1. filled with or marked by tears
  2. showing sorrow

Alternative definition of the adjective tearful


  1. accompanied by tears.
  2. See sorrowful.

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Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

lacrimans tearful (lacrima tear). lachrymosa / lachrymosus L. lacrimosus tearful ( lacrima tear). lacrimans L. lacrimans tearful (lacrima tear). lacrymiger L. lacrima tear; ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2015)

by Chris Baldick

it flourished in midcentury with the French *com├ędie larmoyante ('tearful play') and in such plays as Hugh Kelly's False Delicacy (1768 ).

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Tearful Meaning

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Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam. (Conor Oberst)
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Scrabble value of T1E1A1R1F4U1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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