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Below you will find the definition of lachrymose, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - showing sorrow
EXAMPLES - Lachrymose in a Sentence
- Most of the songs sound a little lachrymose to me. (source)
- Adderley watched them too with a kind of lachrymose interest. (source)
- She reads Kant, Schiller, Jean Paul, and a host of lachrymose books. (source)
- But instead, there's Boehner, getting lachrymose all over our TV sets. (source)
- I think Boehner will be strong and lachrymose, which is an interesting combination. (source)
- The transcript of her lachrymose performances should be required reading for juries. (source)
- Favorite Beatle: Clinton is odd that way, relentlessly sunny and corny and lachrymose. (source)
- (Perhaps these realizations are what's really behind this era of lachrymose pachyderms.) (source)
- In offscreen life, Rainer hardly fit the image of the lachrymose heroines she often portrayed. (source)
- He knows that we desperately want this, need this, after the lachrymose first half of the film. (source)
- All of which the Grinder howled forth in a lachrymose whine, and backing carefully towards the door. (source)
- Especially when confronted by the priggish, lachrymose, moral equivalence offered by enablers of Arab tyranny. (source)
- She had got rid of her tears before she came down to dinner, but still she was melancholy and almost lachrymose. (source)
- And the eyes that were looking so gentle and lachrymose but now, flame with sudden wrath, and her cheeks flush up. (source)
- When he sings a lachrymose ballad like "She's Out of My Life," he makes sentimental tripe seem like honest passion. (source)
- Suffering through a particularly lachrymose soliloquy, I wished that the theater would catch fire, just to terminate the performance. (source)
- She felt ridiculously like bursting into tears, but Caris, she knew, wasn't the sort of young man who could cope with lachrymose females. (source)
- We don't want to in any way condone the lachrymose televangelist in America who takes up millions and then makes away with the church funds. (source)
- It is also possible to conceive of a younger, less-assured Carver launching the narrator or the blind man into a lachrymose personal confession. (source)
- And from those scores, she assembled a selection of what she loosely calls "cabaret songs," intimate pieces that are as much bittersweet as lachrymose. (source)
- There are a lachrymose set of people who usher in the New Year with watching and fasting, as if they were bound to attend as chief mourners at the obsequies of the old one. (source)
- In fact, you could almost generate an unconventional thriller plot by imagining that the emo flu was bio-engineered by some sinister (or at least lachrymose) scientist: a Weapon of Mass Despondency. (source)
- To see a woman get taunted for being simultaneously frigid and lachrymose and then get teased for her smarts was not to ascribe to her inherently feminine qualities of frigidity, sentimentality, or unsociability. (source)
- One can see the passion of these New England girls for "mutual self-help" in essays from The Offering on Joan of Arc and mineralogy and a lachrymose funeral verse for President Harrison: "Who dreamed in grief like this to share?" (source)
- Following hard on the heels of the rousing, if charmless, Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg has opted for a lachrymose, buttery treatment of the Michael Morpurgo book-then-play, which is still packing them out in the West End. (source)
- In a controversial and lachrymose editorial, the Irish Times asked whether Ireland's republican fighters in 1916 had died for "a bailout from the German chancellor with a few shillings of sympathy from the British chancellor on the side". (source)
- Mr Clegg didn't name a particular piece and his choices on Desert Island Discs included only two classical items, neither particularly lachrymose, but at least that is one more than David Cameron, who chose a schmaltzy piece of Mendelssohn. (source)
- Most of the novel is arrogant and a caricature, yet that's preferable to Mr. Pierre's lachrymose attempts to gin up sympathy for his maladroit hero: Gabriel thinks of his mother, What I wouldn't give to hug her now, that smiling, woolly person. (source)
- I learned about the state of the filly (feeble but on her feet, test results still not available): the state of Oliver Quigley (lachrymose): the state of her relations with her new employer Loricroft (he was chasing her) and the state of her father (fuming). (source)
- And to think that Bowen is the man (if I'm not much mistaken) to whom the Beeb has entrusted responsibility for ensuring "even-handedness" in its ME coverage following complaints regarding the truly egregious Orla Guerin and the lachrymose-when-Arafat-died Barbara Plett. (source)
- He was not only kind-hearted, but very tender-hearted, so that his lips would quiver on occasions and his eyes fill with tears, -- what doctors improperly call a lachrymose nature; but in regard to a question of principle or public necessity he was as firm as Plymouth Rock. (source)
- He is also as tough as nails, whatever the lachrymose breakdown at the Braehead Arena on Sunday might have suggested, and his commitment in pursuing his aim of getting to the top in an era that entertains the two greatest players of all time, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, is total. (source)
- Durban II will provide a forum, not for victims of racism, but for those who shed lachrymose tears for their plight while persecuting Bahais and hanging gay teenagers in Tehran, raping and murdering Black Muslims who happen not to be Arab in Darfur, and manacling prisoners of conscience in the Castro brothers 'Bastilles. (source)
- The manner in which the saga has been dealt with in France, by the media and also by political figures, really shines a light on what we already knew was there: unfettered sexism, said de Haas, one of several feminists to find her voice just as France's reaction to the Affaire DSK looked like settling into lachrymose tributes to an alleged attacker and scorn for an alleged victim. (source)
- Unlike O'Brien and others in the blogosphere (such as this February 4 oped in the Washington Times by Deroy Murdock entitled "Warming Up the Laughs"), I don't wildly extrapolate from one month's worth of weather to claim not only that climate change is bunk, but that the "global warming panic machine is quite detectably losing steam" or that "both troglodyte right-wingers and lachrymose left-wingers find Albert Gore's simmering planet hypothesis increasingly hilarious." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "lachrymose" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 5 synonyms for lachrymose.
sad, tearful, teary, weeping, weepy
We have 0 antonyms for lachrymose.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of lachrymose from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
- (adjective) Causing or tending to cause tears.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Generating or shedding tears; given to shedding tears; suffused with tears; tearful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) showing sorrow