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Sunday, January 23, 2000

Definitions for lachrymose

  1. Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
  2. 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. Edna O'Brien, New York Times
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. Rupert Brooke,
Origin of lachrymose
1655-1665
Lachrymose is from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima,
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