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tear·ful

 (tîr′fəl)
adj.
1. Filled with or accompanied by tears: tearful eyes; a tearful farewell.
2. So piteous as to excite tears: a tearful melodrama.

tear′ful·ly adv.
tear′ful·ness n.

tearful

(ˈtɪəfʊl)
adj
1. about to cry
2. accompanying or indicative of weeping: a tearful expression.
3. tending to produce tears; sad
ˈtearfully adv
ˈtearfulness n

tear•ful

(ˈtɪər fəl)

adj.
1. full of tears; weeping.
2. causing tears: a tearful story.
[1580–90]
tear′ful•ly, adv.
tear′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
dry-eyed, tearless - free from tears
2.tearful - showing sorrowtearful - 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

tearful

adjective
1. weeping, crying, sobbing, in tears, whimpering, blubbering, weepy (informal), lachrymose She was tearful when asked to talk about it.

tearful

adjective
Filled with or shedding tears:
Idiom: in tears.
Translations
باكٍ، دامِعمُغَطّى بالدُّموع
plačtivýuplakanýuslzený
tårevædet
kyyneleinen
könnyeskönnyezõszomorú
tárvoturtárvotur; grátklökkur
plačlivýuplakaný
göz yaşı doluyaşlı

tearful

[ˈtɪəfʊl] ADJ [eyes, voice] → lloroso; [farewell, reunion] → emotivo
she was surrounded by tearful childrenestaba rodeada de niños que lloraban
she felt a bit tearfulse le saltaron las lágrimas
to become or get tearfulponerse a llorar

tearful

[ˈtɪərfʊl] adjéploré(e)
His tearful family came to pay their last respects → Sa famille éplorée est venue rendre les derniers hommages.
to be tearful (= weeping) → être en pleurs (= inclined to weep) → au bord des larmes
to become tearful → fondre en larmes

tearful

adj looktränenfeucht; facetränenüberströmt; farewell, reuniontränenreich; he looked at her with tearful eyeser sah sie mit Tränen in den Augen an; to become tearfulzu weinen anfangen; she is a tearful personihr kommen leicht die Tränen; there were a few tearful momentses gab ein paar tränenvolle Augenblicke; …, she said in a tearful voice…, sagte sie unter Tränen

tearful

[ˈtɪəfʊl] adj (face) → coperto/a di lacrime; (voice) → piangente; (person) → in lacrime
she looked a bit tearful → sembrava che stesse per piangere

tear1

(tiə) noun
a drop of liquid coming from the eye, as a result of emotion (especially sadness) or because something (eg smoke) has irritated it. tears of joy/laughter/rage.
ˈtearful adjective
1. inclined to cry or weep; with much crying or weeping. She was very tearful; a tearful farewell.
2. covered with tears. tearful faces.
ˈtearfully adverb
ˈtearfulness noun
tear gas
a kind of gas causing blinding tears, used against eg rioters.
ˈtear-stained adjective
marked with tears. a tear-stained face.
in tears
crying or weeping. She was in tears over the broken doll.

tearful

a. lagrimoso-a.

tearful

adj llorando, que está llorando
References in classic literature ?
One dwells in lonely places, Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces, Some human memories and tearful lore, Render him terrorless: his name's "No More.
As Marilla watched the bright, animated face and graceful motions her thoughts went back to the evening Anne had arrived at Green Gables, and memory recalled a vivid picture of the odd, frightened child in her preposterous yellowish-brown wincey dress, the heartbreak looking out of her tearful eyes.
exclaimed the little princess suddenly, her pretty face all at once distorted by a tearful grimace.
He glanced over into the vacant lot in which the little raving boys from Devil's Row seethed about the shrieking and tearful child from Rum Alley.
But the Reindeer begged so hard for little Gerda, and Gerda looked so imploringly with tearful eyes at the Finland woman, that she winked, and drew the Reindeer aside into a corner, where they whispered together, while the animal got some fresh ice put on his head.
Yes--refused," Rebecca continued, with a sad, tearful voice.
After the second act I left Lena in tearful contemplation of the ceiling, and went out into the lobby to smoke.
A word or two soon told him that her grief was of another sort, and her mood was so absent, so sensitive and tearful, that he could only assure her of his sympathy and beg that he might come soon to the brick house to see with his own eyes how she was faring.
There, over an almost tearful glass, they debated their position.
The young girl raised her tearful eyes towards Monte Cristo as she said with touching earnestness, "Whether we return to the East, you mean to say, my lord, do you not?
By a melancholy hearth sat these two old people, the man calmly despondent, the woman querulous and tearful, and their words were all of sorrow.
Miss Henley raised her tearful eyes from the floor to his wan features, that now appeared illumined with more than human fires, and her pale lips quivered, but her voice was inaudible.