tragic - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈtrædʒɪk/
  1. 1
    causing or involving great sadness, because someone suffers or dies

    War is a tragic waste of human life.

    a tragic death/accident:

    The couple never got over the tragic death of their son.

    1. a.
      British informal very bad and making you feel upset or angry

      It’s simply tragic that we lost the game.

derived word

tragically

 

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/ˈtrædʒɪkli/
adverb

Irwin tragically committed suicide at the age of 29.