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ˈtrædʒ ɪktrag·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tragic, tragicaladjective

    very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

    "a tragic face"; "a tragic plight"; "a tragic accident"

  2. tragicadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

    "tragic hero"

Wiktionary

  1. tragicadjective

    Causing great sadness or suffering.

  2. tragicadjective

    Relating to tragedy in a literary work.

  3. Etymology: From τραγικός, from τράγος, a reference to the goat-satyrs of the theatrical plays of the Dorians.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tragicadjective

    alt. of Tragical

  2. Tragicnoun

    a writer of tragedy

  3. Tragicnoun

    a tragedy; a tragic drama

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tragic' in Adjectives Frequency: #890

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tragic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tragic in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Womble:

    Mr. Brown's death, while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown's actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others.

  2. Conservative Immigration Minister Chris Alexander:

    The tragic photo of young Aylan Kurdi and the news of the death of his brother and mother broke hearts around the world.

  3. Bob Goodlatte:

    This effectively releases criminal aliens onto the street with all too tragic results.

  4. Charles Ramsey:

    In my opinion, tragic as it was, the shooting was reasonable.

  5. Scott Olson/Getty Images:

    Looking at individual tragic cases in isolation may contribute to the speculation that releasing individuals before trial rather than incarcerating them – whether by placing them on Electronic Monitoring (EM) or other forms of supervision – means an increase in crime, but speculation based on isolated cases is not the same as reality based on a complete picture, and research has shown that bail reform has not led to an increase in crime.

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