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synonyms for teary

  • mournful
  • poignant
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • watery
  • weeping
  • weepy
  • bawling
  • blubbering
  • blubbery
  • distressed
  • dolorous
  • in tears
  • lachrymose
  • lamentable
  • lamenting
  • moist
  • pathetic
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • sniveling
  • sobbing
  • wet
  • whimpering
  • woeful
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antonyms for teary

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  • happy
  • joyful
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How to use teary in a sentence

The obituary for Peter Frenchy — whom you can find teary-eyedin a photo taken after renewing his wedding vows — described his participation in the project as the highlight of his life.
AT THE SMITHSONIAN, A PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF EAST BALTIMORE, DECADES BEFORE THE DAWN OF THE SELFIE ERAKELSEY ABLESAUGUST 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You can see people getting teary-eyed because it has become part of the family.
‘GEARHEAD FROM BIRTH’ MARCO GREYWE, WHO KEEPS ICONIC VW CAMPER VANS RUNNING, SAYS HIS INDUSTRY ‘IS BOOMING AGAIN’EBEN SHAPIROMAY 30, 2021TIME
We keep thinking about the teary car scene between Toni Collette and Haley Joel Osment.
THE OSCARS ALWAYS GET IT WRONG. HERE ARE THE REAL BEST PICTURES OF THE PAST 45 YEARS.DAN ZAK, AMY ARGETSINGERAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Without her neural net, she might have been teary watching her daughter, still her baby, walk into her kindergarten classroom on the first day.
THREE VISIONS OF THE FUTURE, INSPIRED BY NEUROSCIENCE’S PAST AND PRESENTLAURA SANDERSMARCH 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
"No; but I guess she'll suspect it, though," returned Cordelia, with a teary smile.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
The slipper landed on Jo's head and she responded by raising rather a teary face.
THE FOUR CORNERS ABROADAMY ELLA BLANCHARD
That new woman can't write an obituary, and her teary tales sound like they were carved with a cold chisel.
DAWN O'HARA, THE GIRL WHO LAUGHEDEDNA FERBER
At the mention of this one woman stepped behind a tent screen and wept, wiping her teary face with a bird-skin.
NORTH-POLE VOYAGESZACHARIAH ATWELL MUDGE
Elsewhere in the house his teary-eyed sisters went softly and silently about their daily work.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 4 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
She turned quickly, and with a shy, teary smile thrust her hand toward him.
THEY OF THE HIGH TRAILSHAMLIN GARLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO TEARY

  • sad
  • tearful
  • teary
  • weeping
  • weepy
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