Sunday, January 23, 2000
lachrymose adjective [LAK-ruh-mohs] Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
Definitions for lachrymose
- Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
- Causing or tending to cause tears.
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Citations for lachrymose
At the farewell party on the boat, Joyce was surrounded by a lachrymose family.
I promise to do my best, and if at any time my resolution lapses, pen me a few fierce vitriolic words and you shall receive by the next post a lachrymose & abject apology in my most emotional hand writing.
Origin of lachrymose
Lachrymose is from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima,