What does tearful mean?

Definitions for tearful
ˈtɪər fəltear·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tearfuladjective

    filled with or marked by tears

    "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"

  2. dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weepingadjective

    showing sorrow


  1. tearfuladjective

    accompanied by tears.

    Aaron was a little tearful until Laura came to reassure him.

  2. tearfuladjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tearfuladjective

    Weeping; full of tears.

    Etymology: tear and full.

    Is’t meet that he
    Should leave the helm, and, like a fearful lad,
    With tearful eyes add water to the sea? William Shakespeare.

    This clears the cloudy front of wrinkled care,
    And drie, the tearful sluices of despair:
    Charm’d with that virtuous draught th’ exalted mind
    All sense of woe delivers to the wind. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    On Celadon her eye
    Fell tearful, wetting her disorder’d cheek. James Thomson.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tearfuladjective

    abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful eyes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tearful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of tearful in a Sentence

  1. Pam Ledford:

    It was a miracle, just a God thing, i was excited for them and for the baby, and it was so tearful it took your breath away. You could just watch them in awe of her.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, weathered cancer and personal heartbreak, and braved the depths of Alzheimer's cold embrace -- always together. I know every American felt Nancy's immense pain when she, kissing Ronnie's casket, mouthed a tearful farewell to the best friend she once said she couldn't imagine life without.

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  • tränenreichGerman
  • κλαίω, δακρυσμένος, έτοιμος να βάλει τα [[κλάμα, δακρύβρεχτοςGreek
  • kyyneleinenFinnish
  • larmoyantFrench
  • szomorú, könnyesHungarian
  • 涙ぐむJapanese
  • raudulīgsLatvian
  • [[полный]] [[слеза, печальный, слеза, заплаканныйRussian
  • gråtmild, tårfylldSwedish

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    offensive to the mind
    • A. repugnant
    • B. bibulous
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