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tearful

[teer-fuh l] /ˈtɪər fəl/
adjective
1.
full of tears; weeping.
2.
causing tears:
the tearful story of his poverty.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; tear1 + -ful
Related forms
tearfully, adverb
tearfulness, noun
half-tearful, adjective
half-tearfully, adverb
half-tearfulness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tearfulness

tearful

/ˈtɪəfʊl/
adjective
1.
about to cry
2.
accompanying or indicative of weeping: a tearful expression
3.
tending to produce tears; sad
Derived Forms
tearfully, adverb
tearfulness, noun
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