Definition of dry-eyed in English:



  • (of a person) not crying.

    ‘Jill was dry-eyed and stoical under assault’
    • ‘Now, there is only the small collection of dry-eyed people, and the pastor with no pulpit and a slender red holy book in his hand.’
    • ‘Christopher was dry-eyed, but he stared into space, not seeming to be aware of his surroundings.’
    • ‘It requires massive effort for victims to narrate with dry-eyed clarity the devastating impact of the bomb; for some it is an impossible, or unbearable, contradiction.’
    • ‘I sat dry-eyed, stunned, and with a growing sense of dread as I watched.’
    • ‘But when they filed in, they were all dry-eyed, and nobody looked over toward the defense.’
    • ‘Zack was now dry-eyed and watching his mother with a strange mixture of trepidation and calmness.’
    • ‘He remained dry-eyed and expressionless as the girl cried throughout her statement.’
    • ‘At the funeral, he stood dry-eyed, wondering if perhaps he should cry for appearance's sake.’
    • ‘‘No more weaknesses,’ she vowed, dry-eyed when Xavier woke up.’
    • ‘The book is comedic and heartwarming in turns, yet I read it dry-eyed as it did not realise a true exploration of personal grief.’
    • ‘The vampire moaned, and Giles, dry-eyed, began to sob.’
    • ‘My good buddy Katie is dry-eyed but looks like she's about to shatter into a million tiny pieces, like a mirror with a crack, threatening to break into a thousand shards.’
    • ‘He clutches her hand, but remains silent and dry-eyed.’
    • ‘‘We have another problem,’ he said as she left the hall, dry-eyed.’
    • ‘Still, it was different, as was Masur's dry-eyed but sensitively inflected interpretation.’
    • ‘Samantha had remained erect, very still, and dry-eyed, her back not touching the witness chair.’
    • ‘Once you get hooked, it's almost impossible to get through an episode dry-eyed.’
    • ‘Jonathan's parents stood dry-eyed, not wanting to believe that what they had been told was true.’
    • ‘Ali sat dry-eyed in her car, head resting against the steering wheel with her arms wrapped around it.’
    • ‘I defy any red-blooded person to remain dry-eyed at the final moments of the piece.’
    unaffected, untouched, unstirred, unimpressed, unperturbed, unruffled, untroubled, undismayed, unworried