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  • adj. Without tears.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shedding no tears; free from tears; unfeeling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shedding no tears; dry, as the eyes; hence, unfeeling; unkind; without emotion.

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

  • adj. free from tears


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  • She stopped crying, and a kind of tearless horror and dread came over her face.

    The Perpetual Curate

  • Often the young people go home in tears, or in a tearless rage, when they have seen the child and faced this terrible paradox.

    Jesse Kornbluth: Happiness In 'Omelas' Depends on the Suffering of a Single Child. Could You Live With That?

  • The brightly glinting late-day light seared my eyes to a tearless squint.


  • Just a couple of years ago, I wrote a column about the advent of tearless onions that included some background on why onions make us cry in the first place.

    A half-billion years of irritation

  • After initially telling police that she had been carjacked by a black man – and making tearless pleas for the safe return of her kids on national TV – Smith later confessed to strapping the two children into her Mazda Protege and letting the car roll into John D. Long lake in Union County.

    Haley To Oprah: Talk To The Hand

  • I have written before about the allegorical setting, two stanzas earlier, for this tearless spiritual depth, when the immortal sea/

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • I need help … just a little help, please, she said, crying a tearless cry.

    Dirtier Than Ever

  • Dr. Havey predicts that tearless onions will eventually become a mainstay in kitchens around the world.

    Tearless onions

  • Dr. Colin Eady of The New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research (one of their Crown corporations) announced that he and his Japanese collaborators have been successfully produced and tested tearless onions in the laboratory.

    Tearless onions

  • Just as I said a tearless good-bye to the world I was snatched from the air by two large, powerful arms.

    Three Days in Movember


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