Definition of weepy in US English:



  • 1Tearful; inclined to weep.

    ‘a weepy clingy child’
    • ‘I don't mean to get all weepy, I'm just… really sensitive is all.’
    • ‘The childless-by-choice generation are a world away from the image of weepy Bridget Jones characters.’
    • ‘You will return to my blog and blubber all over me in weepy gratitude once you've heard them.’
    • ‘Andromeda does not like it when I am unhappy and weepy.’
    • ‘I hate that I am weepy and don't get anything done at all.’
    • ‘Baby blues may leave you feeling weepy, easily upset, or excessively worried for 3 to 4 weeks.’
    • ‘I was very upset and emotionally drained, and very weepy.’
    • ‘Now was not the time to get all emotional and weepy.’
    • ‘Jon likes to pretend he's the hard-core guy, but he is the softest-hearted, most emotional, weepy, spiritual guy inside.’
    • ‘I don't want him to see me all weepy with gratitude.’
    • ‘Children who need Pulsatilla tend to be weepy, sensitive, and clingy.’
    • ‘I was weepy all night!’
    • ‘Discovered in a dustbin, weepy April Showers grows up in foster homes.’
    • ‘I also feel very weepy, clingy, and generally over emotional, but it only seems to happen at night.’
    tearful, in tears, crying, weeping, sobbing, wailing, snivelling, whimpering
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    1. 1.1 Sentimental.
      ‘a weepy made-for-TV movie’
      • ‘IF YOU are a fan of romantic comedies or good old - fashioned weepy films then you'll know that the soundtrack makes the film.’
      • ‘The problem with weepy movies much of the time is that they're made to tug at your heartstrings, and they use every trick in the book to do so.’
      • ‘I think that some people thought she played her role too weepy and cutesy.’
      • ‘Blimey, what a Christmas week for weepy movies.’
      • ‘It was a weepy movie with a feel-good ending.’
      • ‘Later this weekend possibly I will see a weepy movie.’
      • ‘There was none of the weepy sentimentality of the crowds who camped out on the night before Princess Diana's funeral.’
      • ‘If the soundtrack is any indication, the movie will alternate between sleep-inducing banality, weepy sentiment, and dumb stunts.’
      • ‘That thread is dropped, though, in favor of a number of weepy aspects that drive the ending to saccharine heights.’
      • ‘As a young woman I was a great fan of the caution-to-the-winds romantic gesture, mostly found in books and weepy melodramas.’
      • ‘Emma Thompson gives Carrington plenty of emotional gravity, carrying off scenes that might otherwise seem weepy and sentimental by giving them a touch of the pathological.’
      • ‘While you have to drag me kicking and screaming into sentimental, weepy Disney flicks, this one really got me.’
      • ‘I like sad songs, weepy movies, I'm a sentimental drunk.’
      mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupy
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  • A sentimental or emotional film, novel, or song.

    • ‘Eastwood is going to shift gears for the final third and turn it into a melodramatic weepy of the worst kind.’
    • ‘Sarah Polley is in good form in this romantic weepy about facing premature death.’
    • ‘JM Barrie's story is a charming weepy that keeps sentimentality at bay.’
    • ‘It's a heart-warming weepy from the associate producer of Sleepless in Seattle.’
    • ‘It hasn't reached these shores yet but apparently it's a weepy.’
    • ‘In the 30s perhaps one of every three films - and I mean not just the Busby Berkeley and Astaire-Rogers musicals, but westerns, weepies, Marx Brothers farces - had original songs.’
    • ‘The junior weepy, for five to nine-year-olds, will bring a tear to the eye of adult and child alike.’
    • ‘Part weepy, part thriller, the deliberately paced action is infused with unpredictable psychological insights and spiky dialogue.’