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From tear +‎ -ful.

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tearful (comparative more tearful, superlative most tearful)

  1. Accompanied by tears; crying, or about to cry.
    Aaron was a little tearful until Laura came to reassure him.
  2. Sorrowful.
    Synonym: lachrymose

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