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.
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Neither does the monograph mention other facets of Soyer's biography that might harbor clues to the relationship between his brand of Judaism and his artwork: the life-long practice of painting nude women; the self-acknowledged lack of skill in sculpture; the ambivalence toward technology; the lament over the alienation or superannuation of the artist's personality and skill by other media; the excruciating sensitivity to historical change; the awareness in life or art of the "trait" or "strain of Jewish lacrimosity, deep-seated .
The lacrimosity is, I know, too much, and arises from the state of mind in which I wrote it.