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Definition of "tearfulness" [tearfulness]

  • The quality of being tearful. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tearfulness" in a sentence
  • "It was surely this meld of slapstick and tearfulness that prompted the grand master of the genre, Charlie Chaplin, to embrace Wisdom as his "favourite clown"."
  • "She had several symptoms of major depression—sadness, tearfulness, loss of appetite, decreased concentration, and waking up at four each morning."
  • "They covered external behaviours such as hyperactivity, tantrums and aggression, and internal ones, including unhappiness, tearfulness and worry."