lachrymose


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lach·ry·mose

also lac·ri·mose  (lăk′rə-mōs′)
adj.
1. Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
2. Causing or tending to cause tears.

[Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima, tear; see lachrymal.]

lach′ry·mos′i·ty, lac′ri·mos′i·ty (-mŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

lachrymose

(ˈlækrɪˌməʊs; -ˌməʊz)
adj
1. given to weeping; tearful
2. mournful; sad
[C17: from Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima a tear]
ˈlachryˌmosely adv
lachrymosity n

lach•ry•mose

(ˈlæk rəˌmoʊs)

adj.
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
[1655–65; < Latin lacrimōsus; see lachrymal, -ose1]
lach′ry•mose`ly, adv.
lach`ry•mos′i•ty (-ˈmɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lachrymose - showing sorrowlachrymose - showing sorrow      
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

lachrymose

adjective tearful, crying, weeping, woeful, sad, mournful, lugubrious, weepy (informal), dolorous the tears of lachrymose mourners

lachrymose

adjective
Filled with or shedding tears:
Idiom: in tears.
Translations

lachrymose

[ˈlækrɪməʊs] ADJlacrimoso, lloroso

lachrymose

adj (liter) personweinerlich; story, film etcrührselig, ergreifend

lachrymose

a. lacrimoso-a, lagrimoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
TWO Blighted Beings, haggard, lachrymose, and detested, met on a blasted heath in the light of a struggling moon.
Master Nicholas, the village barber, however, used to say that neither of them came up to the Knight of Phoebus, and that if there was any that could compare with him it was Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, because he had a spirit that was equal to every occasion, and was no finikin knight, nor lachrymose like his brother, while in the matter of valour he was not a whit behind him.
He was by turns devout and obscene, merry and lachrymose.
I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject: she waxed lachrymose.
The priest comes along dandling his charge as if it were a lachrymose infant he was endeavouring to put into a good humour.
Nioche, at first, for answer, simply looked at him in lachrymose silence.
God bless you," the beggar chanted in a lachrymose voice.
The best fun was with Madame Joubert: Miss Wilson was a poor sickly thing, lachrymose and low-spirited, not worth the trouble of vanquishing, in short; and Mrs.
He slowly recovered an upright position, with the assistance of his hands, backed by the solid resisting power of the bureau; and lapsed into lachrymose soliloquy.
Yes, I am Wickens's boy," said the witness, partly fierce, partly lachrymose, "and I say I seen him, and if anyone sez I didn't see him, he's a lie.
Dame Jonathan saw through the mischief and, apparently helpless, became lachrymose.
Neither of us was the lachrymose sort, but we each had a tear in our eye as we said goodbye.