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Relating to crying and tears - thesaurus

Synonyms

tears

noun

a drop of liquid that comes from your eye when you cry

tears

noun

the state of crying

cry

noun

a period of time when you have tears coming from your eyes, especially because you are sad

tearful

adjective

crying, or feeling as if you want to cry

weeping

noun

the act or sound of someone crying

weepy

adjective

if you feel weepy, you want to cry

misty-eyed

adjective

crying a little, or feeling that you might cry

misty

adjective

misty eyes have tears in them

bring tears to your eyes

to make you cry, or to feel as if you are going to cry

dry your eyes

a kind way of telling someone to stop crying

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flood

verb

mainly literary if tears flood your eyes, or if your eyes flood with tears, you suddenly start to cry

lachrymose

adjective

literary someone who is lachrymose is very sad or is crying

mist

verb

if your eyes mist, or if tears mist your eyes, your eyes fill with tears

moist

adjective

used about eyes that are slightly wet with tears

prick

verb

mainly literary if tears prick your eyes, you feel as if you are going to cry

scald

verb

literary if tears scald your eyes, your eyes feel hot because you are crying

sting

verb

literary if tears sting your eyes, you feel as if you are going to cry

teardrop

noun

mainly literary a single tear

tearful

adjective

done by someone who is crying

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