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TRAGIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tragic mean? 

TRAGIC (adjective)
  The adjective TRAGIC has 2 senses:

1. very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
2. of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

  Familiarity information: TRAGIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRAGIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

Synonyms:

tragic; tragical

Context examples:

a tragic face / a tragic plight / a tragic accident

Similar:

sad (experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

tragic hero

Domain category:

drama (the literary genre of works intended for the theater)

Pertainym:

tragedy (drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity)


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