Tearful definitions

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The definition of tearful is someone who is crying or who cries often, or is something that causes crying.

A person who sobs at movies all the time is an example of someone who is tearful.

A sad goodbye is an example of a tearful goodbye.

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Filled with or accompanied by tears.

Tearful eyes; a tearful farewell.

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So piteous as to excite tears.

A tearful melodrama.

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Tending to shed tears; weepy.
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Causing tears or apt to cause tears; sad; pathetic.
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In tears; crying.
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On the verge of tears.
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Aaron was a little tearful until Laura came to reassure him.

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Origin of tearful

tear +"Ž -ful