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1Tearful or given to weeping.‘she was pink-eyed and lachrymose’tearful, weeping, crying, teary, with tears in one's eyes, close to tears, on the verge of tears, sobbing, snivelling, whimperingView synonyms
- 1.1Inducing tears; sad.‘a lachrymose children's classic’
- ‘He now almost disappears from the story, the rest of which relates, with lachrymose sentiment and many frissons of horror (including a hint of necrophilia), the misfortunes and eventual joys of young Melvil and Monimia.’
- ‘‘Surely,’ he wrote, ‘it is time to break with the lachrymose theory of pre-Revolutionary woe, and to adopt a view more in accord with historic truth.’’
- 1.1Inducing tears; sad.
Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘like tears; liable to exude in drops’): from Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima tear.
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