tearsome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tear +‎ -some.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tearsome (comparative more tearsome, superlative most tearsome)

  1. Marked by tears or weeping
    • 2009, Chiara Matraini, Selected Poetry and Prose:
      [...] and they were seen on the holy mountains going with sad and tearsome faces: [...]
    • 2011, Dixie Browning, The Baby Notion:
      And then he threw open the bedroom door and she commenced to laugh, but even then, it was a weepy, gasping, tearsome kind of laughter that was purely an overflowing of joy.
    • 2014, D Edward Ennis, Steve T Harding, The Weekly Exchange Volume Three:
      [...] jane told her parents / a massive tearsome sitdown [...]

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