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1. Relating to or characteristic of dramatic tragedy or tragedies: tragic plays; the tragic hero.
2. Writing or performing in tragedy: a tragic poet.
3. Having the elements of tragedy; involving death, grief, or destruction: a tragic accident.

[Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos, from tragos, goat, from trōgein, trag-, to munch, nibble (especially of herbivorous animals); probably akin to Armenian aracel, to graze, browse. For the connection of goats to tragedy, see tragedy.]


(ˈtrædʒɪk) or less commonly


1. (Theatre) of, relating to, or characteristic of tragedy
2. mournful or pitiable: a tragic face.
ˈtragically adv


(ˈtrædʒ ɪk)

also trag′i•cal,

1. dreadful, calamitous, disastrous, or fatal: a tragic event.
2. extremely mournful, melancholy, or pathetic.
3. pertaining to or characteristic of tragedy: a tragic actor; tragic solemnity.
[1535–45; < Latin tragicus < Greek tragikós of tragedy =trág(os) goat + -ikos -ic]
trag′i•cal•ly, adv.
trag′i•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tragic - very sadtragic - 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
2.tragic - of or relating to or characteristic of tragedytragic - of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy; "tragic hero"
drama - the literary genre of works intended for the theater


تراجيدي، مأساويمأساوي، فاجِعمَأْسَاوِيّ
trajikfecîtrajedi ile ilgili
bi thảm


[ˈtrædʒɪk] ADJ (gen) (Theat) → trágico


[ˈtrædʒɪk] adj
[incident, event] → tragique
[play, hero] → tragique


adjtragisch; the tragic and the comic (Theat) → das Tragische und das Komische; tragic actorTragöde m; tragic actressTragödin f


[ˈtrædʒɪk] adjtragico/a
tragic actor → attore m tragico


(ˈtrӕdʒədi) plural ˈtragedies noun
1. (a) drama about unfortunate events with a sad outcome. `Hamlet' is one of Shakespeare's tragedies.
2. an unfortunate or sad event. His early death was a great tragedy for his family.
ˈtragic adjective
1. sad; unfortunate. I heard of the tragic death of her son.
2. of tragedy or tragedies. a tragic hero.


مَأْسَاوِيّ tragický tragisk tragisch τραγικός trágico traaginen tragique tragičan tragico 悲惨な 비극적인 tragisch tragisk tragiczny trágico трагический tragisk น่าสลดใจ trajik bi thảm 悲剧的
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1276b] say the men are the same, but the city is different: for if a city is a community, it is a community of citizens; but if the mode of government should alter, and become of another sort, it would seem a necessary consequence that the city is not the same; as we regard the tragic chorus as different from the comic, though it may probably consist of the same performers: thus every other community or composition is said to be different if the species of composition is different; as in music the same hands produce different harmony, as the Doric and Phrygian.
The tragic circumstance which strengthened and consecrated their natural community of interest had, one might think, something to do with the far-reaching pensiveness even of their most humorous writing, touching often the deepest springs of pity and awe, as the way of the highest humour is--a way, however, very different from that of the humorists of the eighteenth century.
Nor, will the tragic dramatist who would depict mortal indomitableness in its fullest sweep and direct swing, ever forget a hint, incidentally so important in his art, as the one now alluded to.
The thought of this gives the sharpest pang that the tragic story conveys.
The tragic occurrence of the day was on his mind, and he kept waking and thinking of it.
When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.
It told of the dispute between Agamemnon and Menelaus, the departure from Troy of Menelaus, the fortunes of the lesser heroes, the return and tragic death of Agamemnon, and the vengeance of Orestes on Aegisthus.