adjective, tear·i·er, tear·i·est.
Origin of teary
Related formstear·i·ly, adverbtear·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for teary
In contrast, Boehner's leadership team filed into his ceremonial office and greeted the teary newly-elected Speaker with hugs.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A teary Osbourne said she now thought "WWJD—what would Joan do" when faced with a quandary.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'|Tim Teeman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a teary and emotional testimony, Rooney revealed that he had been abused by his stepson.
Teary and shaking, Cirl said the minute she passed through the gate, “it was like World War III.”Nightmare on Coney Island After Sandy Knocks Historic Area to its Knees|Paula Szuchman|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Condoleezza Rice may be teary and weak; Colin Powell may be timid and meek; even George W. Bush has a wobbly streak.
She turned quickly, and with a shy, teary smile thrust her hand toward him.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
Sometimes she'd come down in this elevator all to the teary, so's I 'most hadta order a consignment of weep-catchers for myself.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
"No; but I guess she'll suspect it, though," returned Cordelia, with a teary smile.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
And Mehitable lifted her swollen, teary face from the pillow and drank it.Young Lucretia and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins
His mother listened, spoke soothingly to him and in a whisper promised him something that made him give her a quick, teary smile.My Antonia|Willa Cather