Definition of tragic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tragic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈtrædʒɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrædʒɪk//
     
    Unhappiness, Describing a story
     
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  1. 1making you feel very sad, usually because somebody has died or suffered a lot He was killed in a tragic accident at the age of 24. Cuts in the health service could have tragic consequences for patients. It would be tragic if her talent remained unrecognized. a rather tragic story See related entries: Unhappiness
  2. 2 [only before noun] connected with tragedy (= the style of literature) a tragic actor/hero Wordfindercomic, far-fetched, gripping, historical, mannered, moving, rambling, readable, story, tragic See related entries: Describing a story
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French tragique, via Latin from Greek tragikos, from tragos ‘goat’, but associated with tragōidia (see tragedy).
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