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 for tearful
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tearful \Tear"ful\, a.
     Abounding with tears; weeping; shedding tears; as, tearful
     eyes. -- Tear"ful*ly, adv. -- Tear"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful
             entreaties" [ant: dry-eyed, tearless]
      2: showing sorrow [syn: dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose,
         tearful, weeping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "tearful":
     aggrieved, anguished, blubbering, careworn, crying,
     dissolved in tears, doleful, dolorous, dumb with grief,
     grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, in grief, in tears,
     lachrymal, lachrymose, lacrimatory, lamentable, lugubrious,
     mournful, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, ready to cry,
     rueful, sniveling, sobbing, sorrowed, sorrowful, sorrowing, teary,
     weeping, weepy, whimpering, with eyes suffused, woeful

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