What is Lachrymologist?


A weep specialist. From lachrymose (weepy) + ologist (those who study). Neologism that denotes ability to assess the reason behind someone else's tears.

"Resident lachrymologists in the news media debated whether Martinez was crying, sobbing, weeping or just tearing up a bit." (New York Times)

See tear, weep, sob, cry, neologism


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