\ 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 Matt Damon was a perfectly creepy and weepy Brett Kavanaugh. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Joe Biden won the election, but Jim Carrey’s impression of him is ‘SNL’ fans’ loss," 12 Nov. 2020 The Queen’s Gambit heroine Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) isn’t a particularly weepy person. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "You’re Not Alone If The Queen’s Gambit Ending Made You Cry," 26 Oct. 2020 This is not a Hallmark Channel weepy film, there is definitely tears to be had. Lauren Huff, EW.com, "Rainn Wilson on bringing the laughs to end-of-life drama Blackbird," 17 Sep. 2020 In a pair of interviews on the network on Thursday, Graham pleaded with Fox viewers for campaign cash, in an emotional appeal almost as weepy as Jerry Lewis in one of the later hours of his old charity telethons. Washington Post, "‘Help me!’ Lindsey Graham begs Fox News viewers in unusual plea for campaign cash," 25 Sep. 2020 The finale ends with everyone alive, well, and a little bit weepy. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Why Netflix’s Away Finale Will Actually Make You Feel Better For Once," 6 Sep. 2020 As in the recent Surviving R. Kelly doc, feminist anger doesn’t prevent these women coming off like weepy harpies. Armond White, National Review, "On the Record: The Canned Language of Self-Described Victims," 21 Aug. 2020 The anonymous sniffles Is there anything more intimate in a public space than hearing strangers suck in their weepy snot? Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Remember going to the movies? 15 things we miss most about theaters," 14 Aug. 2020 According to that study in 2016, about 32,000 fewer patients would die each year if seen by the more-weepy female physicians. Maureen Stanton, Longreads, "Through a Glass, Tearfully," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of weepy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Weepy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weepy. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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