What does the word tearful mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Tearfully.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Tearfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Full of tears; causing tears.

Usage examples for 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 by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. She was not in the dark as to the nature of her son's tearful admission. – Apron-Strings by 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) by Homer