the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds) (Freq. 1)

I hate to hear the crying of a child


she was in tears

Syn: ↑crying, ↑tears
Derivationally related forms: ↑weep, ↑cry (for: ↑crying)
Hypernyms: ↑bodily process, ↑body process, ↑bodily function, ↑activity
Hyponyms: ↑snivel, ↑sniveling, ↑sob, ↑sobbing, ↑wailing, ↑bawling
1. showing sorrow (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑dolorous, ↑dolourous, ↑lachrymose, ↑tearful
Similar to: ↑sorrowful
Derivationally related forms: ↑tearfulness (for: ↑tearful), ↑dolor (for: ↑dolourous), ↑dolor (for: ↑dolorous)
2. having branches or flower heads that bend downward

nodding daffodils


the pendulous branches of a weeping willow


lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers

Syn: ↑cernuous, ↑drooping, ↑nodding, ↑pendulous
Similar to: ↑unerect
Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science

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