What is another word for tear-jerking?

163 synonyms found


[ tˈi͡əd͡ʒˈɜːkɪŋ], [ tˈi‍əd‍ʒˈɜːkɪŋ], [ t_ˈiə_dʒ_ˈɜː_k_ɪ_ŋ]

Tear-jerking is an emotional term often used to describe something that evokes intense feelings of sadness, sympathy, or empathy. However, there are other words that can be used in place of this commonly used term. Weeping and heart-wrenching are two popular synonyms that share the same level of emotional intensity. Other alternatives include emotionally-charged, heartrending, moving, and melancholic. Each of these words can be used to describe something that elicits an emotional response. So next time you need to describe a movie or book that made you cry, consider using one of these alternative words to add some variety to your vocabulary.

Related words: beautiful, sad, depressing, tear jerker, amazing, depressing movies

Sad quotes: "I'm not crying because I'm sad. I'm crying because I have something in my eye."

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    How to use "Tear-jerking" in context?

    When you think about it, we often use the word "tear-jerking" in relation to movies and TV shows we watch. But this term is actually derived from literature and refers to a type of storytelling in which the reader or viewer experiences a strong emotional reaction. The most common tear-jerking moments in novels, movies, and TV shows occur when a character is faced with an insurmountable obstacle and eventually overcome it, or when a loved one dies.

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