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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.

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

  2. tragicadjective

    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. 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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, one of the most tragic and horrifying events in human history shook our world. Not only America, but the whole world lost her innocence that precise moment, when a dirty, disgusting face of mass terrorism emerged to brutally torture the mankind. The world realized that this new evil is perpetrated by shameless barbaric fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life. America became stronger than ever before to fight the terrorism, and wiped out a major chunk of psychopathic terrorist evil to make our world safer once again. At the 13th anniversary of 9/11, our heart still aches for all those innocent lives who were ruthlessly killed by terrorist activities. It's so sad, depressing, disgusting story, and yet its aftermath is remarkably inspirational when we think about how America and many nations came together to relentlessly destroy the axis of evil, capture and bring to justice the toxic terrorists - including their leader Osama. On this 13th Anniversary, we pay our respectful tribute to the martyrs of 9/11 attack, and sincerely thank our awesome American Heroes who are still fighting those freaky fanatic terrorists to make our world a better place. God Bless You All, and God Bless America.

  2. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance:

    I am confident that the experienced homicide and child abuse prosecutors in my office will see that justice is served in this tragic case.

  3. Jamie Bray:

    It has been a tragic day. Our entire team is heartbroken over this incident and our hearts go out to the families, friends and loved ones of everyone involved. We are doing everything we can to assist our passengers and staff through this difficult time.

  4. Don Yee:

    This report contains significant and tragic flaws.

  5. Kevin Brown:

    That said, we've had Alabama Teachers, coaches, principals, and superintendents get ill on a pretty regular basis and die, it's a pretty tragic thing to be happening in our country right now.

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