weepier; weepiest
: inclined to weep : tearful

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 Perhaps a red, weepy patch has developed around your newborn's hairline. Holly Pevzner, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 In newborns, the rash usually appears on the face, scalp, or trunk, and patches tend to look red and weepy. Holly Pevzner, Parents, 8 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, 37-year-old Lily, who’s married to a preacher but taking the trip solo with her 15-year-old, Morgan, doesn’t understand why her daughter has become so weepy and taciturn. Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, 28 Aug. 2023 Sarah Polley, director of the indelible drama Women Talking, is in talks to steer a live-action remake of 1942’s weepy environmental fable Bambi, per Deadline. Vulture, 15 June 2023 But in her script, the women aren’t weepy, lovesick, jealous or greedy. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2023 Eyes feel weepy, chest seems wheezy. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 Alden Ehrenreich, as Liotta’s son, plays it all as tongue-in-cheek weepy and oversensitive. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 23 Feb. 2023 The mother is alternately cheery and weepy. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 23 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Weepy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weepy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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