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tearful

  
1    blubbering, crying, in tears, lachrymose, sobbing, weeping, weepy     (informal)   whimpering  
2    distressing, dolorous, harrowing, lamentable, mournful, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poignant, sad, sorrowful, upsetting, woeful  
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tearful

  
  
If someone is tearful, their face or voice shows signs that they have been crying or that they want to cry.      adj  
She became very tearful when pressed to talk about it.     
  tearfully      adv   usu ADV with v  
Gwendolen smiled tearfully.     

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