Adjective "tearstained" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈtɪəsteɪnd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Wet with tears.
  1. 'I tried to suppress my guilt by sitting outside and just letting my tears cascade down my already tear-stained face.'
  2. 'Despite my tear-stained cheeks in 1973, seeing Stokoe's unbridled joy at the final whistle is still a memory that I am pleased to have witnessed.'
  3. 'Catherine Deneuve races down a dark provincial road at night on a motorcycle, tear-stained mascara streaking her face.'
  4. 'I just hope someone looks out their store window and sees me, my messy hair, tear-stained face, and miserable expression and asks me what happened.'
  5. 'She spots Shannon's tear-stained face and blinks.'
  6. 'Seytie's tears were immediately gone and an angry frown replaced her tear-stained face.'
  7. 'Then, eventually, she lifted her tear-stained face.'
  8. 'She took my hands away from my face and I blushed again as my siblings looked upon my tear-stained face.'
  9. 'Introversion and a tear-stained face had now replaced her outgoing nature and perpetual smile.'
  10. '‘Oh, pull yourselves together,’ says Madeley with mock severity, and Finnigan begins repairing her tear-stained make-up.'

Definitions

1. marked or wet with tears: a tear-stained letter.

2. showing traces of tears or signs of having wept: tear-stained cheeks.

More examples(as adjective)

"wrecks can be tearstained."

Origin

(tear-stained)