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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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 vēderiņšif 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 meitenesJaņuks doesn't like tearful girls
    slimnieki bieži kļūst raudulīgi, viegli uzbudināmi un nervozipatients often become tearful, easily excitable and nervous
  3. (of speech, voice) tearful (in which crying can be heard or felt)
    runāt raudulīgā balsīto 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 skatienshis 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; izmisīgashis 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 pagātniour 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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