from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by great or violent haste.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Great; rushing; tremendous; towering; ranting: as, a tearing passion; at a tearing pace. Also used adverbially.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of tear.
  • adjective very hasty
  • noun The act by which something is torn; a laceration.
  • noun computer graphics Distortion of an animated display when the contents of the framebuffer are rendered while it contains portions of two or more frames.
  • noun medicine continuous shedding of tears; epiphora

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
  • noun shedding tears


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