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Meaning & Definition of Tearful in English

English

Tearful

/tɪrfəl/

adjective

1. Filled with or marked by tears

  • "Tearful eyes"
  • "Tearful entreaties"
    synonym:
  • tearful

2. Showing sorrow

    synonym:
  • dolorous
  • ,
  • dolourous
  • ,
  • lachrymose
  • ,
  • tearful
  • ,
  • weeping

Examples of using

On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?