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Meaning of “tragic” in the English Dictionary

"tragic" in British English

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tragicadjective

uk   us   /ˈtrædʒ.ɪk/
B2 very ​sad, often ​involvingdeath and ​suffering: His ​friends were ​deeplyshocked and ​saddened by the tragic news of his ​death. The ​bombexplosionresulted in a tragic ​loss of ​life. Hospital ​authoritiesadmitted that a tragic ​mistake/​error had been made. It is tragic that the ​theatre has had to ​close. belonging or ​relating to ​literature about ​death or ​suffering: During his ​actingcareer, he has ​played all Shakespeare's ​great tragic ​heroes.

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tragically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
C2 She ​died tragically ​young. Tragically, the side-effects of the ​drug were not ​discovered until many ​people had been ​seriouslydamaged by it.
(Definition of tragic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tragic" in American English

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tragicadjective

 us   /ˈtrædʒ·ɪk/
very ​sad because ​connected with ​death and ​suffering: Two men ​losttheirlives in a tragic ​accident. In the ​theater, tragic ​means having to do with a ​tragedy (= ​type of ​play having a ​sadending): a tragic ​actor
tragically
adverb  us   /ˈtrædʒ·ɪ·kli/
Tragically, the ​sideeffects of the ​drug were not ​discovered until many ​people had been seriously ​hurt by it.
(Definition of tragic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tragic”
in Arabic مَأساوي…
in Korean 비극적인…
in Portuguese trágico…
in Catalan tràgic…
in Japanese 痛ましい, 悲惨な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哀痛的, 悲惨的, 悲剧的…
in Turkish feci, korkunç, trajik…
in Russian трагический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哀痛的, 悲慘的, 悲劇的…
in Italian tragico…
in Polish tragiczny…
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