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tragic

trag·ic

tragic

 
pronunciation:
trae gihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or having the nature of tragedy.
Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's tragic works.
antonyms:
comic
similar words:
dramatic, serious
definition 2: disastrous; calamitous.
The company's neglect of safeguards brought tragic results.The pilot made a tragic error.
synonyms:
calamitous, disastrous
antonyms:
blessed
similar words:
dire, dreadful, grave, ill-fated, ill-starred, ruinous
definition 3: extremely sad; mournful.
The movie has a tragic ending, in which the son dies and the father is left alone.
synonyms:
doleful, melancholy, mournful
antonyms:
happy, joyful
similar words:
deplorable, gloomy, lugubrious, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, sad, unhappy
derivation: tragically (adv.)
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