What does tragic mean?

Definitions for tragic
ˈtrædʒ ɪktrag·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tragic, tragical(adj)

    very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

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

  2. tragic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

    "tragic hero"

Wiktionary

  1. tragic(Adjective)

    Causing great sadness or suffering.

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

  2. tragic(Adjective)

    Relating to tragedy in a literary work.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tragic(adj)

    alt. of Tragical

  2. Tragic(noun)

    a writer of tragedy

  3. Tragic(noun)

    a tragedy; a tragic drama

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say tragic in sign language?

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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. Marine Patrol Major Rob Beal:

    It is tragic but also an isolated incident we are trying to work our way through that the state's never seen.

  2. Osprey Orielle Lake:

    The climate crisis really emerged from interlocking systems of capitalism, resource extraction, racism, patriarchy and colonization, it’s beyond past time to end the tragic cycle of endless economic growth based on sacrificed peoples and sacrificed lands.

  3. Harpo Marx, Harpo Speaks Autobiography - paperback, pg. 400:

    The passing of an ordinary man is sad. The passing of a great man is tragic, and doubly tragic when the greatness passes before the man does.

  4. George Healy:

    We implore you: Tell your children, the ice is not safe, it’s not gonna support your weight. And there can be tragic consequences.

  5. De Blasio:

    These indictments will hopefully bring Mr. Figueroa and Mr. Locón's families some closure following this tragic event.

Images & Illustrations of tragic

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