• (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy.
    Example: "Tragic hero"
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More definitions of "tragic":

  • (adj): Very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction.
    Example: "A tragic face"; "a tragic plight"; "a tragic accident"
    Synonyms: tragical

Famous quotes containing the word tragic:

    It’s a tragic irony. The sick stayed well and the healthy became blind.
    Philip Yordan (b. 1913)

    The tragic hero prefers death to prudence. The comedian prefers playing tricks to winning. Only the villain really plays to win.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    In comedy, reconcilement with life comes at the point when to the tragic sense only an inalienable difference or dissension with life appears.
    Constance Rourke (1885–1941)