not weeping or shedding tears.
unable to shed tears.

Origin of tearless

First recorded in 1585–95; tear1 + -less
Related formstear·less·ly, adverbtear·less·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for tearless

Historical Examples of tearless

  • 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.


    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