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19. lachrymose :

adjective :

1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears

2. given to shedding tears readily

3. mournful

4. tearful

Usage :

  • The lachrymose John Terry then delivered himself of a self-serving open letter to the fans a few days later. ... He wasn't ashamed to admit he had cried and that Wednesday night would haunt him forever.(Pat Murphy : Shed No Tears For Chelsea : Birmingham Post (UK) : May 27, 2008.)

  • You should have seen his lachrymose visnomy.

    Related Forms :

    lachrymosity : noun

    lachrymosely : adverb

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