Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Full of tears; causing tears.

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Usage examples "tearful":

  1. Fanny, who had entered the room immediately after her mother, looked pale and frightened; but though she fixed a tearful eye on Helen, she attempted not to approach her. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
  2. She was not in the dark as to the nature of her son's tearful admission. - "Apron-Strings", Eleanor Gates.
  3. But she, having put on the coat of mail of cloud- compelling Jove, was equipped in armour for the tearful war. - "The Iliad of Homer (1873)", Homer.