crocodile tears definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An insincere screen of grief; false tears.
  • noun:
    • Plural form of crocodile tear.
    • A display of tears this is certainly required or false.
    • untrue or affected tears; hypocritical sadness; -- derived from the fiction of old tourists, that crocodiles shed rips over their particular victim.
    • a hypocritical display of sadness; untrue or insincere weeping

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