Lachrymose meaning

lăkrə-mōs
The definition of lachrymose is someone who cries easily or something that causes sadness.

An example of someone lachrymose is an emotional new mother.

An example of something lachrymose is a sad story where the love interest dies.

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Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful.
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Causing or tending to cause tears.
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Inclined to shed many tears; tearful.
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Causing tears; sad.

A lachrymose tale.

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Tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lachrymose - lacrymose

Origin of lachrymose

  • Latin lacrimōsus from lacrima tear lachrymal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lacrimōsus, from lacrima (“tear”), + -osus (“-ful”), from Old Latin dacruma, from Proto-Indo-European *dakru-, cognate with English tear.

    From Wiktionary