HyperDic: tragedy

English > 2 senses of the word tragedy:
NOUNeventtragedy, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, cataclysman event resulting in great loss and misfortune
communicationtragedydrama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
tragedy > pronunciation
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English > tragedy: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Synonymscalamity, catastrophe, disaster, cataclysm
Narroweract of God, force majeure, vis major, inevitable accident, unavoidable casualtyA natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
apocalypseA cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
famineA severe shortage / shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death
kiss of deathSomething that is ruinous
meltdownA disaster comparable / comparable to a nuclear meltdown
plagueAny large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)
tidal waveAn unusual (and often destructive) rise of water along the seashore caused by a storm or a combination of wind and high tide
tsunamiA cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
visitationAny disaster or catastrophe
Broadermisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
Spanishcalamidad, cataclismo, catástrofe, desastre, hecatombe, siniestro, tragedia
Catalancalamitat, cataclisme, catàstrofe, daltabaix, desastre, tragèdia
Adjectivestragic, tragicalvery sad
English > tragedy: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaningdrama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity.
NarrowertragicomedyA dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
BroaderdramaThe literary genre of works intended for the theater
Oppositecomedylight and humorous drama with a happy ending
Adjectivestragicof or relating to or characteristic of tragedy

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