adjective (tearier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. a. wet or stained with tears ; tearful <
teary eyes
b. consisting of tears or drops resembling tears 2. causing tears ; pathetic <
a teary story

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Teary — Teary, Radschahschaft, so v.w. Tehri …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • teary — (adj.) late 14c., from TEAR (Cf. tear) (n.1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Tearily; teariness …   Etymology dictionary

  • teary — [tir′ē] adj. tearier, teariest 1. tearful; crying 2. of or like tears tearily adv. teariness n …   English World dictionary

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  • teary — adj. Teary is used with these nouns: ↑eye …   Collocations dictionary

  • teary — I tearful, teary (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. weeping, sorrowful. See dejection, lamentation. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Filled with or shedding tears: lachrymose, tearful, weeping, weepy. Idiom: in tears. See HAPPY …   English dictionary for students

  • teary — tear•y [[t]ˈtɪər i[/t]] adj. tear•i•er, tear•i•est 1) tearful: a teary farewell[/ex] 2) of or like tears • Etymology: 1325–75 tear′i•ly, adv. tear′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • teary — Ⅰ. tear [1] ► VERB (past tore; past part. torn) 1) rip a hole or split in. 2) (usu. tear up) pull or rip apart or to pieces. 3) damage (a muscle or ligament) by overstretching it. 4) (usu …   English terms dictionary

  • teary — adjective with eyes full of tears • Syn: ↑teary eyed, ↑watery eyed • Similar to: ↑tearful …   Useful english dictionary

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