What does tragic mean?

Definitions for tragic
ˈtrædʒ ɪktrag·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tragic.

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

How to pronounce tragic?

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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. David Molton:

    The filing of this plan marks a crucial step in this tragic saga to provide much needed financial relief to the victims and their families. When NECC entered bankruptcy, many people doubted that the victims would ever receive compensation through the bankruptcy process.

  2. An Amazon spokesperson:

    We are saddened by the tragic impact Covid-19 has had on communities across the globe, including on some Some Amazon team members and their family and friends, from early March to May 1, we offered our employees unlimited time away from work, and since May 1 we have offered leave for those most vulnerable or who need to care for children or family members.

  3. Lehigh University spokeswoman Lori Friedman:

    Our thoughts are with the students and their families, as well as the other individuals who were involved in this tragic circumstance.

  4. Steve Cox:

    I fully understand that recent tragic events elsewhere in the country will mean there will be increased interest and heightened concern regarding this incident.

  5. Jeff Paul:

    We had every injury type that you can imagine for a scenario like this. It's tragic.

Images & Illustrations of tragic

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