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tear·y

 (tîr′ē)
adj. tear·i·er, tear·i·est
1.
a. Filled or wet with tears: teary eyes.
b. Of or resembling tears.
2. Causing weeping: a teary movie; a teary goodbye.
3. Inclined to weep: He becomes teary when he reminisces.

tear′i·ly adv.
tear′i·ness n.
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teary

(ˈtɪərɪ)
adj, tearier or teariest
1. characterized by, covered with, or secreting tears
2. (Physiology) given to weeping; tearful
ˈtearily adv
ˈteariness n
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tear•y

(ˈtɪər i)

adj. tear•i•er, tear•i•est.
1. tearful: a teary farewell.
2. of or like tears.
[1325–75]
tear′i•ly, adv.
tear′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.teary - with eyes full of tearsteary - with eyes full of tears    
tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
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teary

adjective
Filled with or shedding tears:
Idiom: in tears.
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Any tearier who extends the list will receive the following rewards: for another niner starting with S, an encomium; kudos for a niner not starting with S; and for a tenner, a full-fledged triumph.
It is what it is." was gs ot And the star said spotting her mum in the audience as she sang Until It Beats No More made her even tearier. ce en She said: "'I didn't see her the whole time until this one moment, and I was a bit emotional.
So, as she became tearier and tearier, and her voice trailed off--I was no longer able to hear what she was saying.