Definition of 'tearful'
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They had that tearful reunion and were about to get back together. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tearful platform farewell was a charade. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He survived in hospital for five days until the family finally had to say their tearful goodbyes. The Sun (2006)During these experiences his excitement would disappear and he would become tearful. Know Your Own Mind (1991)Feeling tearful and angry is completely normal. The Sun (2014)It could so easily have been a tearful farewell. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But talking about his life it turns angry and almost tearful. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Millions of viewers saw her make a tearful exit from last night's show. The Sun (2015)But they don't want you being all sad and tearful. The Sun (2014)She's been very tearful at times. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He then had a tearful reunion with his dad and brothers after 22 years. The Sun (2013)As he scrolls through them, he becomes more tearful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)From her account, a taxi driver identified her family and brought about a tearful reunion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he reassured the tearful mother he would do all he could to ensure both parents get time with Ethan. The Sun (2015)There were many tearful farewells. Titanic - Destination disaster (1987)It was a very tearful goodbye to a show I have loved being part of. The Sun (2013)She was then reunited with her tearful mum at 6pm on Wednesday. The Sun (2016)If something makes me sad or tearful, you're going to see it. The Sun (2014)People can get angry and tearful - it's about helping them to have a dignified exit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yesterday Madeleine's tearful mum was forced to sit just feet from him on the same court bench. The Sun (2013)The tearful father said: 'I can only imagine what was going on inside to give up his life to save his brother. The Sun (2011)But while they urged wayward men to dwell on their tearful, praying mothers, crusade leaders marginalized the women in their midst. Christianity Today (2000) Last night his tearful uncle said: 'After coming out of prison he made a lot of improvement and it looked like he was turning his life around. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'tearful'
British English: tearful ADJECTIVE
If someone is tearful, their face or voice shows signs that they have been crying or that they want to cry.
She became very tearful when pressed to talk about it.
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