\ ˈwē-pē How to pronounce weepy (audio) \
weepier; weepiest

Definition of weepy

: inclined to weep : tearful

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Examples of weepy in a Sentence

She started getting weepy when she talked about her mother. I'm weepy enough that I even cry at happy endings to movies and books.
Recent Examples on the Web Satire draws blood, not weepy tears—and certainly not rounds of flattering applause. John Semley, The New Republic, "JoJo Rabbit’s Satire Fail," 17 Oct. 2019 In another's hands, the film could have easily turned into an over-sexed romp a la Showgirls or a weepy cautionary tale. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Hustlers Director Lorene Scafaria Made the Best Movie of the Year—Here's How She Did It," 13 Sep. 2019 Leonardo DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, an aging star of the John Wayne school who has become insecure and weepy, unable to handle losing his status as Hollywood’s hard man. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Quentin Tarantino’s #MeToo Moment?," 1 Aug. 2019 But there are also plenty of love stories and weepy dramas without a laugh in sight. refinery29.com, "The Best Indie Movies You Might Have Missed," 20 June 2019 The Fault in Our Stars, two parts Everything, Everything, and all parts weepy. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Cole Sprouse Reveals the Most Romantic Thing He's Ever Done for Lili Reinhart," 15 Mar. 2019 Hart is currently gearing up to shoot Fatherhood, Sony’s adaptation of the weepy best-seller Two Kisses for Maddie, which Paul Weitz is directing this summer. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, "Kevin Hart Tackling 'Scrooged' Remake for Paramount (Exclusive)," 7 June 2019 According to the Mayo Clinic, even a minor staph infection can lead to boils (unpleasant pockets of pus that pop up on hair follicles or oil glands) or painful rashes that can manifest as weepy blisters or red, painful swelling. Korin Miller, SELF, "Um, Do You Actually Need to Wash Your Feet?," 14 Mar. 2019 Shackled at the wrists and ankles in a tan jail jumpsuit, Sayoc became weepy at one point, but said little at the hearing. Michael Balsamo, The Seattle Times, "Official: Pipe-bomb suspect had hit list of targets," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of weepy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of weepy

informal : crying or likely to cry : happening or done with tears

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