Meaning: 1. Showing sorrow; 2. suggestive of or tending to cause tears
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)
Synonyms and Antonyms: Lachrymose
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