Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
 
     

trag·ic

tragic

 
 
pronunciation:
trae gihk
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with tragedy.
King Lear is a tragic hero.
similar words:
dramatic, serious
definition 2: causing death, destruction, or disaster.
She made a tragic mistake when she rode her bicycle through the red light.
similar words:
dire, dreadful, grave
definition 3: very sad; causing pity.
The film's tragic ending left the audience silent.
synonyms:
melancholy
antonyms:
happy, joyful
similar words:
gloomy, pathetic, pitiful, sad, unhappy
derivation: tragically (adv.)
Word Explorer
See
  literature