from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with or accompanied by tears: tearful eyes; a tearful farewell.
- adj. So piteous as to excite tears: a tearful melodrama.
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- adj. accompanied by tears.
- adj. sorrowful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of tears; shedding tears; weeping; mourning.
- Giving occasion for tears; mournful; melancholy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. filled with or marked by tears
- adj. showing sorrow
When she heard his words, she wept and sobbed, and the merchant said to her, O my lady, I observe that, every time I mention Baghdad, thine eyes are tearful: is there any one there whom thou lovest?
"Do you call a tearful interview with the mother of an accused killer unbiased?"
She could only press her lips in tearful silence to the one and the other of her mother's cheeks alternately.
What more can be said as we gather in tearful reverence around his bier?
A source tells E! that Britney was "tearful" - in a good way!
Watching the Supreme Leader calling the tearful Basiji to arms, it struck me that the worst thing Bush/Cheney and the neocons did was to trivialize what is evil about our enemies as they devalued what is good about us.
"My grandmother was a prayin 'woman," recalled a tearful Robert Lavala, pastor of a bikers 'church in Las Vegas.
He was very tearful, which is not like him - he is usually very optimistic.
He recalled a tearful discussion with his mother in a car after dropping off his brother, who was being sent to Iraq, at a military base.
Instead, the existence of an RCMP email, previously overlooked (or so we're told by a "tearful" federal government lawyer) may delay that concluding phase.