from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
- adj. Causing or tending to cause tears.
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- adj. tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing sorrow
Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima, tear; see lachrymal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima ("tear") (f.), + -osus ("-ful"), from Old Latin dacruma, from Proto-Indo-European *dakru-, cognate with English tear. (Wiktionary)