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tragicadjective

uk   /ˈtrædʒ.ɪk/ us   /ˈtrædʒ.ɪk/
B2 very sad, often involving death and suffering: His friends were deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news of his death. The bomb explosion resulted in a tragic loss of life. Hospital authorities admitted 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 acting career, he has played all Shakespeare's great tragic heroes.

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

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tragicadjective

us   /ˈtrædʒ·ɪk/
very sad because connected with death and suffering: Two men lost their lives in a tragic accident.
In the theater, tragic means having to do with a tragedy (= type of play having a sad ending): a tragic actor
tragically
adverb us   /ˈtrædʒ·ɪ·kli/
Tragically, the side effects 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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