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tearful

adjective     /ˈtɪə.fəl/ US  /ˈtɪr-/
crying or likely to cry: After a tearful farewell at the station, we went our separate ways. Katy's always a bit tearful when it's time to go back to school.Weeping and crying tearfully     /-i/ adverb tearfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Weeping and crying
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