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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.
But please, can we call a halt to the current orgy of lachrymosity, which is starting to make Tiny Tears look like Steven Seagal?