One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she gets quite lachrymose at the mention of his name’
tearful, weeping, crying, teary, with tears in one's eyes, close to tears, on the verge of tears, sobbing, snivelling, whimpering
emotional, sad, mournful, woeful, unhappy, depressed, gloomy, melancholy, low-spirited, despondent, downcast, low, glum, morose, sorrowful, joyless, disconsolate, doleful, maudlin, miserable, forlorn, grief-stricken, lugubrious
informal weepy, blubbering, down, down in the mouth, blue
cheerful, laughing, happy
2‘a lachrymose novel’
tragic, sad, poignant, heart-rending, tear-jerking, moving, melancholy, depressing, plaintive
British informal soppy
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