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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.
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After all, if you shed too many tears and they fall in the general direction of a ditch that sometimes has flowing water, the EPA just might demand that you pay for a permit for your lachrymosity.
Daphnis criticizes not only the duplicity of women but also the self-induced eroticism of lachrymosity.
The blessing of the post-post-imperial moment is not that the terrible history has been forgotten, but that the lachrymosity it left in its wake, the lowered expectations that derived from the belief that there is only one story and only one enemy, the pessimistic effects of unceasing commemoration, have been dispelled.