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tearful

[teer-fuhl]
adjective
1.
full of tears; weeping.
2.
causing tears: the tearful story of his poverty.

Origin:
1580–90; tear1 + -ful

tearfully, adverb
tearfulness, noun
half-tearful, adjective
half-tearfully, adverb
half-tearfulness, noun
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tearful (ˈtɪəfʊl)
 
adj
1.  about to cry
2.  accompanying or indicative of weeping: a tearful expression
3.  tending to produce tears; sad
 
'tearfully
 
adv
 
'tearfulness
 
n

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