adjective see tearjerker

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  • tear-jerking — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: tear (I) + jerking : excessively or deliberately pathetic : sentimental tear jerking plot tear jerking appeals for donations …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear-jerking — See tearjerker. * * * …   Universalium

  • tear jerking — Synonyms and related words: bathetic, beery, cloying, gooey, gushing, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, namby pamby, nostalgic, nostomanic, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, romantic, sappy, sentimental, sentimentalized, sloppy, soft, sticky, teary| …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tear-jerking — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional: bathetic, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, romantic, sentimental, slushy, sobby, soft, soppy. Informal: gooey, mushy, schmaltzy, sloppy, soupy. Slang: drippy, sappy. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • Tear-jerking Giacomo — Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (1858–1924) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • tear-jerker — /ˈtɪə dʒɜkə/ (say tear jerkuh) noun Colloquial an excessively sentimental novel, film, or the like. –tear jerking, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • tear-jerker — noun informal a sentimental story, film, or song that is calculated to evoke sadness. Derivatives tear jerking adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • sob story — tear jerking tale, very sad story …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • sentimental — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. emotional, romantic, simpering, maudlin, mawkish. See sensibility. Ant., unsentimental, cool. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. emotional, Romantic, Romantical, dreamy, idealistic, visionary, mawkish,… …   English dictionary for students

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