tragicomic

tragicomic
adjective
1. of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy (Freq. 2)
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a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama

Pertains to noun: ↑tragicomedy
Derivationally related forms: ↑tragicomedy
Topics: ↑drama
2. manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
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"the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

Syn: ↑tragicomical
Similar to: ↑sad
Derivationally related forms: ↑tragicomedy (for: ↑tragicomical)
3. having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
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"her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"—Joseph Conrad

Syn: ↑tragicomical
Similar to: ↑humorous, ↑humourous
Derivationally related forms: ↑tragicomedy (for: ↑tragicomical)

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  • tragicomic — TRAGICÓMIC, Ă, tragicomici, ce, adj. Care aparţine tragicomediei (1), care se referă la tragicomedie. ♦ fig. Care reprezintă un amestec de elemente tragice şi comice. – Din fr. tragi comique. Trimis de RACAI, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • tragicomic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling tragicomedy in having both tragic and comic aspects. The pirates threatened to kill Captain Phillips if attacked, and the result was tragicomic: the world’s most powerful navy vs. a lifeboat …   Wiktionary

  • tragicomic — tragicomedy ► NOUN (pl. tragicomedies) ▪ a play or novel containing elements of both comedy and tragedy. DERIVATIVES tragicomic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • tragicomic tragicomical — humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue in cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tragicomic — also tragicomical adjective Date: 1567 1. of, relating to, or resembling tragicomedy 2. manifesting both tragic and comic aspects …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tragicomic — See tragicomedy. * * * …   Universalium

  • tragicòmic — tra|gi|cò|mic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • tragicómic — adj. m., pl. tragicómici; f. sg. tragicómicã, pl. tragicómice …   Romanian orthography

  • tragicomic — see tragi comic …   English dictionary

  • tragicomic — trag·i·com·ic || ‚trædʒɪ kÉ‘mɪk / kÉ’m adj. simultaneously sad and funny, having sad and funny elements …   English contemporary dictionary

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