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tragic

adjective uk   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 taken place. 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   us   /-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.
Translations of “tragic”
in Korean 비극적인…
in Arabic مَأساوي…
in Portuguese trágico…
in Catalan tràgic…
in Japanese 痛ましい, 悲惨な…
in Italian tragico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 哀痛的, 悲慘的, 悲劇的…
in Russian трагический…
in Turkish feci, korkunç, trajik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 哀痛的, 悲惨的, 悲剧的…
in Polish tragiczny…
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