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[teer-lis] /ˈtɪər lɪs/
not weeping or shedding tears.
unable to shed tears.
Origin of tearless
First recorded in 1585-95; tear1 + -less
Related forms
tearlessly, adverb
tearlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Margaret watched her lover's face with melancholy, tearless eyes.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • The brave Kate was reduced to a pitiful outburst of tearless sobs.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Rested their tearless eyes in the silent rapture of anguish.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • Mercy stood in the middle of the floor with a tearless and whitening face.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • She lifted her face, whiter now than ever, and with tearless eyes.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • She faced him with leveled eyes, tearless now, and infinitely pleading.

    Little Miss Grouch Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Her eyes were fixed and tearless, but on arriving at the fortress she started.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • She did not reply, but with a tearless sob, turned her face to the wall.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • The eyes which she raised to his face were tearless—but hardly sane.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • Then she broke down, but without self-pity, tearless, in her own fashion.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair

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