Meaning & Definition of Tragedy in English
1. An event resulting in great loss and misfortune
- "The whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
- "The earthquake was a disaster"
- calamity ,
- catastrophe ,
- disaster ,
- tragedy ,
2. Drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance
- Excites terror or pity
Examples of using
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic.
I prefer comedy to tragedy.