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Lachrymose

Meaning: 1. Showing sorrow; 2. suggestive of or tending to cause tears

Aug 29, 2016 14:40 IST

Meaning: 1. Showing sorrow; 2. suggestive of or tending to cause tears

Pronunciation: lak-ruh-mohs

Usage/Example: 1. While presidents, being also human, may be allowed some display of emotion, they cannot be lachrymose all the time. (Source: Philippine Star)

2. Top of the lachrymose charts this time around comes Emily Dickinson, closely followed by Elizabeth Bishop.  (Source: The Guardian)

3. Ford Madox Ford's singular novel announces its lachrymose impulse with its opening sentence: “This is the saddest story I have ever heard. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

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