dry-eyed

adjective \ ˈdrī-ˌīd \

Definition of dry-eyed

1 : not moved to tears or to empathy
2 : marked by the absence of sentimentalism or romanticism

First Known Use of dry-eyed

1667

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of dry-eyed for English Language Learners

  • : not crying


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