Definition of Tragic

1. Adjective. Very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction. "A tragic accident"

Exact synonyms: Tragical
Similar to: Sad
Derivative terms: Tragedy, Tragedy



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy. "Tragic hero"
Category relationships: Drama
Partainyms: Tragedy
Derivative terms: Tragedy

Definition of Tragic

1. a. Of or pertaining to tragedy; of the nature or character of tragedy; as, a tragic poem; a tragic play or representation.

2. n. A writer of tragedy.

Definition of Tragic

1. Adjective. Causing great sadness or suffering. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to tragedy in a literary work. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: in tabloid newspapers) Involved in a tragedy. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A writer of tragedy. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) A tragedy; a tragic drama. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tragic

1. the element of a drama that produces tragedy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tragic

tragedians
tragedie
tragedienne
tragediennes
tragedies
tragedious
tragedize
tragedized
tragedizes
tragedizing
tragedy
tragedy of the commons
tragematopolist
tragematopolists
tragi
tragic (current term)
tragic flaw
tragic hero
tragic heroes
tragical
tragicality
tragically
tragicalness
tragick
tragicness
tragicomedian
tragicomedians
tragicomedies
tragicomedy
tragicomic

Literary usage of Tragic

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1. The Attic Theatre: A Description of the Stage and Theatre of the Athenians by Arthur Elam Haigh (1898)
"Hence delineations of tragic scenes and figures, though Italian in origin, ... The pictures of the tragic actor, whether found on Greek vases, ..."

2. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"ON tragic ART« [Ueber die tragische Kumt} (1792) If we now form the proper deductions ... A separate event, though it be ever so tragic, does not in itself ..."

3. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1864)
"tragic ACTORS. MONTFLEURY, a French player, was one of the greatest actors of his time for characters highly tragic. He died of the violent efforts he made ..."

4. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... enters distraught and takes tragic paces down stage; stoops down and listens for a heart throb. ..."

5. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"Elements Now, from what has already been said, it must have mul comic become abundantly manifest that elements of both tragic effect in the and comic effect ..."

6. Fasti Hellenici, the civil and literary chronology of Greece from the by Henry Fynes Clinton (1834)
"Among the tragic poets, who flourished from the beginning of the tragic art down to the time of Aristotle, were the following : 1. Thespis, mentioned in the ..."

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