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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

antonyms for teary

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  • happy
  • joyful
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How to use teary in a sentence

While the trailer gets a little saccharine, I think many of us can all admit we got a bit teary-eyed in those final days before graduation.
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I wanted us to share a teary smile as the shape on the ultrasound screen cohered into something familiar, something ours.
MY KIDS CAN'T GET VACCINATED YET, AND I'M BARELY KEEPING IT TOGETHERKATIE GUTIERREZDECEMBER 20, 2021TIME
It makes me teary-eyed thinking about it, because no one starts out saying, “I want to be violent.”
AFTER 27 YEARS BEHIND BARS, THIS TRAILBLAZING PRISON REFORM ADVOCATE IS NOW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSJOEL CASTÓNNOVEMBER 25, 2021TIME
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.
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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
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