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tragic 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈtrajik/,
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Causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow,
  1. Causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow
    • - the shooting was a tragic accident
  2. Suffering extreme distress or sorrow
    • - the tragic parents reached the end of their tether
  3. Of or relating to tragedy in a literary work


  1. very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction; "a tragic face"; "a tragic plight"; "a tragic accident"
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy; "tragic hero"
  3. Tragedy (tragōidia, "he-goat-song"Middle English tragedie < Middle French tragedie < Latin tragoedia < , tragōidia; see "Tragedy", p. 1637 in E. Klein, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Volume II L-Z, Elsevier (1967). ...
  4. Causing great sadness or suffering; Relating to tragedy in a literary work
  5. (tragicness) The state or quality of being tragic
  6. Now being used in newspapers to whip up emotion about any public death.
  7. Very sad and upsetting.