raudulīgs

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From raudulis (crier, crybaby) +‎ -īgs (with raudulis from raud(as) (crying) +‎ -ulis).

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Adjective[edit]

raudulīgs (def. raudulīgais, comp. raudulīgāks, sup. visraudulīgākais; adv. raudulīgi)

  1. (typically of children) tearful (who cries often)
    raudulīgs bērnstearful child, crybaby
    ja bērns dažreiz ir raudulīgs, nemierīgs, tad tam ir kādi iemesli: augošs zobs, slims vēderiņš — if a child is sometimes tearful, restless, then there is a cause for that: a growing tooth, a sick tummy
  2. tearful (who cries too often, typically without a good reason; overly sensitive)
    Jaņukam nepatīk raudulīgas meitenes — Jaņuks doesn't like tearful girls
    slimnieki bieži kļūst raudulīgi, viegli uzbudināmi un nervozi — patients often become tearful, easily excitable and nervous
  3. (of speech, voice) tearful (in which crying can be heard or felt)
    runāt raudulīgā balsī — to speak in a tearful voice
  4. tearful (who complains all the time; expressing such frequent complaining)
    viņa apaļā seja bez vaibsta, bez dzīvības; no brūnajām acīm nekad neizzūd raudulīgais skatiens — his round face without features, without life; from (his) brown eyes the tearful, complaining look never disappeared
    sāka pienākt viņa vēstules, pilnas baiļu par savu nākotni: raudulīgas; izmisīgas — his letters began to arrive, full of pain about his future; tearful; desperate
  5. tearful, lachrymose (which inspires sorrow, grief; also mushy, sentimental)
    raudulīgi dzejas pantilachrymose poetry verses
    mūsu laikmetu gan dēvē par pesimisma laikmetu, bet mūsu pesimisms nav vairs salkans, raudulīgs un neizskan vairs elēģiskās sērās par pagātni — our era is called an era of pessimism, but our pessimism is no longer mushy, lachrymose and no longer reverberates in elegiac mourning about the past

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