adjective tear·ful \ˈtir-fəl\

: filled with tears

: happening with tears

Full Definition of TEARFUL

:  flowing with or accompanied by tears <tearful entreaties>
:  causing tears :  teary <a tearful eulogy>
tear·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
tear·ful·ness noun

Examples of TEARFUL

  1. He looked up at me with his tearful eyes and asked for help.
  2. the tearful parting of two lovers

First Known Use of TEARFUL

circa 1586

Rhymes with TEARFUL

TEARFUL Defined for Kids


adjective tear·ful \ˈtir-fəl\

Definition of TEARFUL for Kids

:  flowing with, accompanied by, or causing tears <a tearful goodbye>
tear·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb


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