Adjective "tearstained" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


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.'


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."