\ˈwē-pē \
weepier; weepiest

Definition of weepy 

: inclined to weep : tearful

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Synonyms for weepy


lachrymose, tearful, teary

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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.

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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 With Miriam, Antoine can be coldly rational, weepy and needy, or quietly intimidating. Xavier Legrand, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Custody,’ a Father Terrorizes His Family," 27 June 2018 Somehow, Vinny ends up at the back door and opens it for Mike and Lauren, who walk into the backyard to find a new walkway lit by candles and the remaining, weepy, Jersey Shore cast members. refinery29.com, "Here's Exactly How The Situation Proposed To His Girlfriend On Jersey Shore," 22 June 2018 Photo: Beth Dubber/Netflix.. The second season of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why arrived today, and all thirteen of its weepy episodes have at least one really great song. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "13 Reasons Why Has A Perfectly Angsty Soundtrack To Go With Its Second Season," 18 May 2018 The roofs leak, badly — sometimes there are buckets to catch the weepy drip in the Lords chamber. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Westminster is rotting from within," 25 Apr. 2018 Summer films, for example, are by and large loud, expensive, and action-packed; fall flicks are prestige; and winter films are oddly terrible: a hodgepodge of cheap thrillers and weepy dramas that somehow couldn't find lodging anywhere else. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "17 Movies Everyone Will Be Watching This Spring," 6 Apr. 2018 My transition from the weepy postcard phase will occur promptly and before scrolling becomes burdensome. Tim Layden, SI.com, "My First Time at Augusta National," 4 Apr. 2018 What comes after, though, is more subtly distressing as pain manifests, not in weepy conversations, but in behavior that — at least as far as the sons are concerned — seems an exaggeration of tendencies already in place. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: In ‘Love After Love,’ an Unflinching Look at Extended Grief," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of weepy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weepy was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of weepy

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

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