Antonyms of adj tearful

2 senses of tearful

Sense 1
tearful (vs. tearless) -- (filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties")

tearless (vs. tearful), dry-eyed -- (free from tears)
        => dry -- (not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes")

Sense 2
dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping -- (showing sorrow)

INDIRECT (VIA sorrowful) -> joyful -- (full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion")

Similarity of adj tearful

2 senses of tearful

Sense 1
tearful (vs. tearless) -- (filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties")
       => liquid, swimming -- (filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid")
       => misty-eyed -- (having eyes blurred as with tears; "sad and misty-eyed")
       => teary, teary-eyed, watery-eyed -- (with eyes full of tears)
       => sniffly, snuffling, snuffly -- (liable to sniffle)
       => weepy -- (liable to weep easily)

Sense 2
dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping -- (showing sorrow)
       => sorrowful (vs. joyful) -- (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13)

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