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tears

[ teer ]SEE DEFINITION OF tears
  • nounrip, cut
  • nounwild action
  • verbcut, rip an object
  • verbmove very fast

Synonyms for tears

  • crack
  • hole
  • breach
  • break
  • damage
  • fissure
  • gash
  • imperfection
  • laceration
  • mutilation
  • rent
  • run
  • rupture
  • scratch
  • split
  • tatter
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Antonyms for tears

  • closing
  • closure
  • juncture
  • perfection
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEARS

"Now you are angry with me," exclaimed the sensitive maiden; and she burst into tears.

Here the tumult of mingled emotion subsided in a flood of tears.

The tune was familiar to her in happier days, and she listened to it with tears.

It looks as if the dew was on it; but the tears will not make it grow again—will they?

The virtuous Melissa parted from them with many blessings and tears.

Yet his voice was unbroken and he was, indeed, unconscious of the tears.

Her face was pitifully convulsed, and tears welled in her eyes.

"Oh, you were mean—mean—to shame me so," and floods of tears came again.

Kiss me, my brother, and let my tears run only from my pride and joy!

She came up to me, and repeated all these passages with tears.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, mainly in American English, from tear (n.1). Related: Teared; tearing. Old English verb tæherian did not survive into Middle English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TEARS

cries

nounweeping and making sad sounds
  • bawl
  • bawling
  • bewailing
  • blubber
  • blubbering
  • howl
  • howling
  • keening
  • lament
  • lamentation
  • mourning
  • shedding tears
  • snivel
  • snivelling
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • sorrowing
  • tears
  • the blues
  • wailing
  • weep
  • whimpering
  • yowl
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