dry-eyed

adjective
\ ˈdrī-ˌīd How to pronounce dry-eyed (audio) \

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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“Dry-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry-eyed. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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