tragical


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trag·i·cal

 (trăj′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Tragic: "You take too tragical a view of matters" (John Fowles)."He assumes a sudden look of tragical sobriety" (Scott Turow).

trag′i·cal·ly adv.
trag′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tragical - very sadtragical - very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction; "a tragic face"; "a tragic plight"; "a tragic accident"
sad - experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
References in classic literature ?
It's very funny when well done, and makes a perfect jumble of tragical comical stuff to laugh over.
It was connected with the tragical story of the unfortunate Andre, who had been taken prisoner hard by; and was universally known by the name of Major Andre's tree.
When she opens her mouth, it is tragical, but you cannot help thinking of a horse.
That the tragical fate of Tom, also, has too many times had its parallel, there are living witnesses, all over our land, to testify.
In that position I could easily have my way with him, and as the habit of tragical adventures had worn off almost all my terror for the dead, I took him by the waist as if he had been a sack of bran and with one good heave, tumbled him overboard.
We indulged a melancholy pleasure in reflecting what that great man had achieved for the deliverance of Abyssinia, from the yoke and tyranny of the Moors; the voyages he had undertaken; the battles he had fought; the victories he had won; and the cruel and tragical death he had suffered.
SHORTLY after breakfast, at which he assisted with a highly tragical countenance, John sought his father where he sat, presumably in religious meditation, on the Sabbath mornings.
You thought yourselves alone, and talked about that tragical death, and the fatality you mentioned then is the same which has caused the murder of Valentine.
The tragical fate of the discoverer, which, for a time, brought them under the charge of ferocity, was, in fact, the result of sudden exasperation, caused by the seizure of their chief.
It was a part of my idea that the young lady had had a foreign lover (and an unedifying tragical rupture) before her meeting with Jeffrey Aspern.
And she was tragical only in the sense that she was great, for she loved to play on the side of Victory.
One day she was pink and flawless; another pale and tragical.