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Definition of "lachrymose" []

  • Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful. (adjective)
  • Causing or tending to cause tears. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lachrymose" in a sentence
  • "He was not only kind-hearted, but very tender-hearted, so that his lips would quiver on occasions and his eyes fill with tears, -- what doctors improperly call a lachrymose nature; but in regard to a question of principle or public necessity he was as firm as Plymouth Rock."
  • "I think Boehner will be strong and lachrymose, which is an interesting combination."
  • "Adderley watched them too with a kind of lachrymose interest."