V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. easily brought to tears; 2. sad and sorrowful

Synonyms: emotional, teary, weepy, depressed, sorrowful, mournful

Antonyms: happy, joyful, cheerful

Tips: Lachrymose is derived from the Latin lacrimosus, which means "tearful or full of sorrow." Someone who is lachrymose is more than just sad; he or she is deeply sorrowful and has a tendency to cry easily.

Usage Examples:

The death of her husband turned her into a lachrymose woman, ready to cry at the drop of a hat. (emotional, weepy)

The lachrymose child cried all day about how he missed his mother. (teary, depressed)

She is always so lachrymose that it's hard to be around her without becoming depressed oneself. (emotional, depressed, weepy)

I was quite stoic when my dad first died, and it wasn't until several months passed that I became lachrymose. (mournful, sorrowful)

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