Definition of lachrymose:
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
In the absence of this victim of an evil custom for which she was evidently unfitted, the merriment grew more and more boisterous, until suddenly young Flammingen, who had but a moment before been waltzing gaily with the hostess, fell into a most lachrymose condition.- "'O Thou, My Austria!'", Ossip Schubin.
They had been guilty of nicknaming Miss Millar " Baby," because she had been so lachrymose and shiftless when she came to Thirlwall Hall, and had never looked up till she was handed over to Miss Vanhansen, who had given her " airings" and " outings" all very well for a baby, and much to Baby's taste as it seemed, but not exactly severe study.- "A Houseful of Girls", Sarah Tytler.
- "The Slaves of the Padishah", Mór Jókai.