The popularity of a public servant is always in danger of a tragical end if he lives long enough.
The morning dawned, and day broke in upon the tragical scene.
This tragical scene was now converted into a sudden scene of joy.
Of course he was instantly told the tragical history of our day.
The dogs were driven off, and even as they took him to the house he told his story, and a tragical story it was.
But this was before the witch persecutions had assumed such a tragical aspect.
Kyd's style justifies Nash's description, "whole handfulls of tragical speeches" and "a blank verse bodged up with ifs and ands."
It is tragical to be deformed, it is tragical to have an intellect too great for people to understand.
He went on making a mock and a burlesque of her tragical hallucination till she laughed with him at last.
In spite of all this choice, another victim is picked by tragical chance.
1540s, "calamitous, disastrous, fatal," shortened from tragical (late 15c.), modeled on Latin tragicus, from Greek tragikos "of or pertaining to tragedy," literally "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 Greek hamartia.