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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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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