quasitragically

tragic

[traj-ik]
adjective
1.
characteristic or suggestive of tragedy: tragic solemnity.
2.
extremely mournful, melancholy, or pathetic: a tragic plight.
3.
dreadful, calamitous, disastrous, or fatal: a tragic event.
4.
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of tragedy: the tragic drama.
5.
acting in or writing tragedy: a tragic actor; a tragic poet.
6.
the tragic, the element or quality of tragedy in literature, art, drama, etc.: lives that had never known anything but the tragic.
Also, tragical.


Origin:
1535–45; < Latin tragicus < Greek tragikós of tragedy, equivalent to trág(os) goat + -ikos -ic

tragically, adverb
tragicalness, noun
hypertragic, adjective
hypertragical, adjective
hypertragically, adverb
nontragic, adjective
nontragical, adjective
nontragically, adverb
nontragicalness, noun
quasi-tragic, adjective
quasi-tragically, adverb
supertragic, adjective
supertragically, adverb
untragic, adjective
untragical, adjective
untragically, adverb
untragicalness, noun


2. distressing, pitiful.


1–3. comic.
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tragic or tragical (ˈtrædʒɪk, ˈtrædʒɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of tragedy
2.  mournful or pitiable: a tragic face
 
tragical or tragical
 
adj
 
'tragically or tragical
 
adv

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tragic
1540s, "calamitous, disastrous, fatal," shortened from tragical (late 15c.), modeled on L. tragicus, from Gk. tragikos "of or pertaining to tragedy," lit. "of or pertaining to a goat," and probably referring to a satyr impersonated by a goat singer or satyric actor (see
tragedy). Tragic flaw (1913) translates Gk. hamartia.
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