weeping


weeping
weepingly, adv.
/wee"ping/, adj.
1. expressing grief, sorrow, or any overwhelming emotion by shedding tears: weeping multitudes.
2. tearful; weepy: a weeping fit.
3. tending or liable to cry; given to crying.
4. dripping or oozing liquid.
5. (of trees, shrubs, etc.) having slender, drooping branches.
[bef. 900; ME; OE wepende. See WEEP1, -ING2]

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