(adjective) given to tears or weeping; tearful / (adjective) tending to cause tears; mournful
The culture industry’s hagiography (Barry, Southside with You) is accompanied by a torrent of schmaltzy and lachrymose words
The breakdown of old algorithms occasions epistemological crisis; hence liberalism's panicked lachrymosity, the outrage of denied entitlement, conspiracism and self-righteousness.
hahaha i love his writing
Meanwhile, liberal culture wrings its hands over the thinness of the veneer over our savagery, from the nasty visionary artistry of Lord of the Flies, to lachrymose middlebrow tragedy-porn, emoting and decontextualising wars
Jewish history as told today is lachrymose, a long series of defeats and disasters
George Osborne, the Chancellor, had painted a lachrymose picture of the 'shift-worker, leaving home in the dark hours of the morning, who looks up at the closed blinds of their next-door neighbour sleeping off a life on benefits'
what he's really saying is that the idea of people on benefits disrupts the dominant ideology of work being something you need to do to live lmao