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- tragic (adj.)
- 1540s, "calamitous, disastrous, fatal" ("resembling the actions in a stage tragedy"), shortened from tragical (late 15c.), modeled on Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos "of or pertaining to tragedy; stately, majestic; plaintive," literally "goatish, of or pertaining to a goat," and perhaps referring to a satyr impersonated by a goat singer or satyric actor, from tragodia (see tragedy). Tragic flaw (1913) translates Greek hamartia. Related: Tragically.
- 1. Many cinema-goers were stunned by the film's violent and tragic end.
- 2. There developed a practice that came to a tragic and terrible end.
- 3. He called it the most grotesquely tragic experience that he's ever had.
- 4. It was just a tragic accident.
- 5. These tragic incidents have had an immediate effect.
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