dry-eyed
adjective Date: 1667 1. not moved to tears or to empathy 2. marked by the absence of sentimentalism or romanticism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dry-eyed — a. Not having tears in the eyes. Opposite of {tearful}. Syn: tearless. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry-eyed — adj not crying …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry-eyed — [ ,draı aıd ] adjective not crying, although you are in a very sad situation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry-eyed — dry′ eyed adj. not weeping; unmoved • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • dry-eyed — [drī′īd΄] adj. not weeping; shedding no tears …   English World dictionary

  • dry-eyed — adjective free from tears (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tearless • Ant: ↑tearful (for: ↑tearless) • Similar to: ↑dry * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry-eyed — ADJ If you say that someone is dry eyed, you mean that although they are in a very sad situation they are not actually crying. At the funeral he held her hand, but she was dry eyed, composed, for tears achieved nothing. Ant: tearful …   English dictionary

  • dry-eyed — /draɪ ˈaɪd/ (say druy uyd) adjective not crying, especially in a situation in which one might be expected to cry: to remain dry eyed throughout a sad movie …   Australian English dictionary

  • dry-eyed — adjective Not having shed tears. Sometimes implies not made sad (by something) . See Also: dry eye …   Wiktionary

  • dry-eyed — /druy uyd /, adj. not weeping; unmoved. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

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