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1. tearful

adjective. ['ˈtɪrfəl'] showing sorrow.

Synonyms

  • lachrymose
  • sorrowful
  • dolorous
  • dolourous

Antonyms

  • inclined
  • vertical
  • gaseous
  • solid

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • tear (English)
  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Tearful

  • fearful
  • cheerful

Example sentences of the word tearful


1. Adjective
Instead of always assuming that your guy is at fault for your tearful feelings, take a look inward.

Quotes containing the word tearful


1. She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it's there, because it can't hurt, and because what difference does it make?
- Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

2. tearful

adjective. ['ˈtɪrfəl'] filled with or marked by tears.

Synonyms

  • teary
  • weepy
  • watery-eyed
  • teary-eyed
  • snuffling
  • misty-eyed
  • sniffly
  • swimming
  • liquid

Antonyms

  • frozen
  • unmelted
  • awkward
  • opaque

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • tear (English)
  • teren (Middle English (1100-1500))
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