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synonyms for tragic

  • appalling
  • awful
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
  • deadly
  • deplorable
  • destructive
  • dire
  • disastrous
  • dreadful
  • fatal
  • fateful
  • grievous
  • grim
  • harrowing
  • heartbreaking
  • miserable
  • painful
  • pathetic
  • pitiful
  • sad
  • shocking
  • terrible
  • unfortunate
  • adverse
  • anguished
  • crushing
  • deathly
  • desolate
  • doleful
  • forlorn
  • hapless
  • heart-rending
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • lamentable
  • mournful
  • pitiable
  • ruinous
  • sorrowful
  • unhappy
  • woeful
  • wretched
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antonyms for tragic

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  • blessed
  • calming
  • cheerful
  • comforting
  • delightful
  • encouraging
  • excellent
  • fortunate
  • good
  • great
  • happy
  • harmless
  • healthful
  • healthy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • joyous
  • life-giving
  • lucky
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • wholesome
  • wonderful
  • worthwhile
  • advantageous
  • successful
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Losing access to that as a research community would be tragic.
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It’s hard to think of it as being too tragic, in that sense.
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Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.
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The landlady had related the tragic history of the dead mother and the invalid aunt.
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The tall policeman was an artist at the work; but it nearly brought him to a tragic end, as I will relate.
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He remembered Tony's words later: that another actor was expected with whose entry the piece would turn more real—turn tragic.
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WORDS RELATED TO TRAGIC

  • calamitous
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophal
  • catastrophic
  • devastating
  • disastrous
  • fatal
  • ruinous
  • tragic
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