[ UK /tˈi‍əfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈtɪɹfəɫ/ ]
  1. showing sorrow
  2. filled with or marked by tears
    tearful entreaties
    tearful eyes
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How To Use tearful In A Sentence

  • He peered down into her tearful face with a twisted smile, reaching up to brush some of her wildly cascading hair from her cheek. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
  • I lose sleep, I have a bad temper and I am tearful, tired and upset.
  • There were many tearful farewells. Titanic - Destination disaster
  • While sitting in a coffee shop, we overheard a woman tearfully tell her husband that she was sorry that her work had been so consuming.
  • What if I have to spend tomorrow, yet again, in that weird state of tearful, jet-lagged exhaustion that lack of sleep creates?
  • She was then reunited with her tearful mum at 6pm on Wednesday. The Sun
  • Next thing you know, she's on "The Today Show" calling the blackmailer's bluff by tearfully going public with the pictures. CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2007
  • Forgetfulness and Famine and tearful Sorrows, Fightings also, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
  • I was most conscience-stricken by my anguished looking mother's tearful eyes; an unproud image now permanently carved into my subconscious.
  • The Radio 1 DJ bade a tearful farewell on her last day as host of the breakfast show.
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