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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.

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Definitions of tragic

tragic (adj.)
very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction;
a tragic face
a tragic accident
a tragic plight
Synonyms: tragical
tragic (adj.)
of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy;
tragic hero
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